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Adult Adoption

To Adopt a Person 18 years of age or older

Because of Ohio Law and the complexity of the process you may want to consult an attorney.  It is important to note that the Court cannot give any legal advice so your attorney will be the best guidance for you and your family’s particular situation.


When filing for an Adult Adoption:


Information needed when filing an Adult Adoption:


At the time of filing, the Adopting Parents must provide:


Fill out and file these forms:

Filing Fee:

Make checks made payable to the “Summit County Probate Court.”

If the family has a current foster/adoption license, please contact the Adoption Clerk at the Court. Additional paperwork may be required at the time of filing.