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Summit County Children Services - Adoption, Akron OH

  • Agency Name
  • Summit County Children Services - Adoption
  • Agency Location
  • 264 S. Arlington St.
    Akron, OH 44306
  • Contact Phone
  • (330) 379-1990
  • Contact Name
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption
  • Description
  • Adoption is a legal process that creates a lifelong commitment and relationship between parents and children not born to them. The adopted child becomes a legal family member and takes on the last name of his/her adopted parents. The adopted parents become legally, morally and financially responsible for all aspects of the child’s care. Children become available for adoption only after reunification with their biological family is not possible or not in their best interest. If a relative is not available or identified to adopt or permanently care for the children, then an adoptive placement is pursued. Children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services are often adopted by their foster parents. All adoptive parents will also be licensed for foster care. The goal is that children will only have one placement if reunification does not occur. NOTE: Summit County Children Services no longer approves ADOPTION-ONLY families, unless the family is approved for a child specific adoption. Families interested in adopting through Summit County Children Services MUST become a foster-to-adopt family.
  • Adoption Process
  • Complete the required training and paperwork. Sessions are offered on weekdays, evenings and weekends. If you are married or have a domestic partner, both of you must complete the training. Complete a home study with a licensing specialist. The home study allows you to provide a detailed picture of your family values, ideals, lifestyle, strengths and parenting styles. You will also discuss your adoption preferences. Provide a list of references and financial information.
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