A home study is the primary focus of the initial steps to adopting a child.
Options for Families and Youth (OFY) is a COA accredited/Hague-approved adoption service provider in Ohio that is licensed to complete international home studies for prospective adoptive families in Ohio. As such, we can complete the home study process for anyone interested in adopting a child from another country.
It starts with paperwork, and more paperwork, and even more paperwork.
It’s a process.
We need to collect information and documentation about your family that is required by the country from which you want to adopt.
- An Ohio Adoption Application: http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/results1.asp (form number JFS 01691)
- Authorization from applicants for OFY to check Child Abuse Registries