Adoptive Parent Rights

In the state’s eyes, when you become an adoptive parent, you have the same rights as any other birth parent. 

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services also outlines some of the responsibilities you have as an adoptive parent, like:

• Meet the child’s basic needs for food, clothing and shelter

• Provide a safe environment for the child

• Welcome the child as an official and permanent member of your family

• Transport the child to all appointments and activities

• Monitor and strengthen the child’s academic progress

• Advocate for your child when services or resources are needed

• Provide consistent guidance and discipline

• Help the child understand their circumstances in the most positive, sensitive way possible

• Respect, honor and recognize the child’s heritage, identity, and culture

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ADOPTION, visit the ODJFS Site Here.