Ohio State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Ohio.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check 1-866-635-3748


Office for Children and Families

Instructions and form for Child Abuse Registry Check

Secretary of State Ohio Secretary of State
30 East Broad Street, 15th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0418
phone: 614.466.2585
toll free: 877.767.6446


Fee: $5.00/document
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

Vital Records and Health Services Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2531http://www.odh.ohio.gov/vitalstatistics/vitalstats.aspx
A.J.C. Federal Building
1240 East Ninth Street, Room 585
Cleveland, Ohio 44199

CIS – Columbus Sub-Office
Leveque Tower
50 West Broad Street, Suite 306
Columbus OH 43215

CIS – Cincinnati Sub Office
J.W. Peck Federal Building
550 Main Street, Room 4001
Cincinnati, OH 45202

*If you have already filed a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and/or a Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, and you have an emergency need to speak with the adoption officer at this office please call or send an email to the applicable CIS Office. The adoption officer will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days

State Police Check The Civilian Identification Department of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
Home Study providers Please contact your adoption consultant for a list of home study providers.
Medical Clinics ClevelandRainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Adoption Health Service
Director: Dr. Karen Olness
11100 Euclid Avenue, Mail Stop 6038
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-6038
(216) 844-3224
E-Mail: RCIC@po.cwru.edu


Cleveland Clinic Adoption Clinic
Elaine E. Schulte, M.D., M.P.H., Chair/General Pediatrics 9500 Euclid Ave. Desk A120 Cleveland, OH 44195
(216) 445-9742 Fax: 216-445-3523


Akron Children’s Hospital ? Oak Adoptive Health Center William H. Considine Professional Building
Director: Dr. Ellen Kempf, M.D.
Two Perkins Square, Suite 6300
Akron, Ohio 44308-1062
(p) 330/543-3550
800/262-0333 Ext. 33550
(f) 330/543-3512


The International Adoption Health Center Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 7036
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Barbee Sjodahl
Email: Barbee.Sjodahl@CCHMC.org
Phone: (513) 636-2877, select option 2
(800) 344-CHMC (2462), ask for ext. 62877, select option 2
Fax: (513) 636-6936


Columbus Children’s International Adoption Clinic 700 Children’s Drive Columbus, OH 43205
(p) 614/722-4949


Post-Adoption Lawyers Should contact your county probate court to determine if you need an attorney for post-adoption issues such as re-adoption/re-finalization (not all Ohio counties require this). If an attorney is needed, you can ask the court for a referral or call the Ohio State Bar Association.
International adoption training Adoption Network Cleveland
4614 Prospect Ave, Suite 550
Cleveland, OH 44103
Phone (216) 881-7511
Fax (216) 881-7510
Adoption support groups Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio
Gregory Keck, PhD

Cleveland Office 440-230-1960
12608 State Road, Suite 1
Cleveland, Ohio 44133

Columbus Office 614-850-9800
3966 Brown Park Drive, Suite H
Columbus, OH 43026

Childhood Centers and Programs NY Courier: One World Document Services
Attn: Debbie Halperin
184 Wayne Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901