Adoption Process in Ohio | Open Arms Adoptions

What is the adoption process?

First, call or text Open Arms Adoptions at 330-697-4751

A social worker will be assigned to work with you and will be there during the entire process.

Choose a family

You will be shown profiles of families that are waiting to adopt. You can meet the family and ask them questions. You can meet as many families as you like until you find the one that is right for you.

You are matched, now what?

Once you are matched with a family, you can grow your relationship with them. It’s up to you how much you interact and what that looks like.

Financial support

All our services for you are FREE. You are not responsible for any of the adoption expenses. You are also entitled to receive up to $3,000 in living expenses to help with rent, utilities, and groceries. Just let us know what you need.

At the hospital

Let your social worker know when you go into labor. They will connect with the hospital social worker to ensure everything goes smoothly. You can choose who is with you and who sees your baby.

After the hospital

Your social worker will meet with you 72 hours after the birth for you to sign the final paperwork. You can also meet with an attorney for free to ask any legal questions. Your social worker will discuss any post-adoptive support you may need.



When you make your adoption plan, you are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in living expenses to help with rent, utilities, groceries, or other qualifying expenses. All expenses relating to the adoption are paid for by the adoptive family. All services you receive from us, including post-adoptive support are free.


If you do not have medical insurance, your social worker will help you apply for it. Any pregnancy-related medical expenses not covered by your insurance will not be owed by you.


You get 24/7 support. You can contact your social worker anytime to discuss the adoption, or any other topic that you might be worried about or have questions. After you have given birth, your social worker will still be there for you as long as you need, even years later. You will be connected with any resources you may need to help you adjust and work toward other goals you have for your life.

We are here for you during this difficult time.

Text or call us anytime to learn more 330.697.4751.

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