SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

Second Parent Adoption Update

An Update may be filed if the child was previously adopted through
the Summit County Probate Court and your home study is current.

The couple must be married for 6 months before the adoption can be finalized. The wedding date is the start of the adoptive placement.

What I need to do for a Second Parent Adoption Update:

  • A certified copy of the petitioner’s Marriage License Abstract/Application (from the Court that issued the license) and divorce decrees (if applicable).
  • A certified copy of the original Birth Certificate for the petitioner and spouse.

 

When Filing for a Second Parent Adoption Update:

  • All forms must be typed.
  • Use full birth names; no initials.
  • If there is no middle name, use (NMI) in the spaces provided.
  • Make sure all signatures are on all forms.

 

Fill out and file these forms:

  • Form 18.0 – Amended Petition for Adoption of Minor.
  • Form AD.7.1 – Motion to Reopen Case for Purpose of Second Parent Adoption Update.
  • Form AD.7.2 – Order to Reopen Case for Purpose of Second Parent Adoption Update.
  • Form 18.3 – Consent to Adoption (from parent listed on birth certificate).
  • Form AD.2.2 – Instructions for Criminal Background Checks and Results.
  • Form 18.1 – Judgment Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice.
  • Form 18.7 – Amended Final Decree of Adoption.
  • Form HEA 2757 – Certificate of Adoption – State of Ohio Dept. of Health.

 

Filing Fee:

  • The filing fee is $65 per child.
  • If you use a credit card, a 3% charge will be added.
  • Make checks payable to the “Summit County Probate Court.”