If you are pregnant and considering placing your baby for adoption, or interested in becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. For additional resources, visit our Ohio Guide.

Completing the Home Study in Cincinnati

One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is the home study; it is required for every adoption. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, personal background, health & financial information. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies in & near the Cincinnati:

  • Adoption Circle
  • 800-927-7222
  • “Adoption Circle believes that birth and adoptive parents have the right of choice and therefore we offer both open and confidential adoption services. We maintain a broad list of Adoptive families who have completed the home study and education process and are eager to become parents.”
  • Adoption Professionals
  • 513-321-2229
  • “Our agency was founded in 2004 by Sheryl Linne, an attorney and adoptive mother. In 2006, our agency won the Angel in Adoption Award in national recognition for the agency’s work with birth parents.”
  • Adoption Star
  • 513-631-3900
  • “Our core values provide the foundation on which our mission is built, they shape the way we will pursue our vision, and underpin the way Adoption STAR will interact with our clients and the adoption community. Counseling & Support – Adoption STAR supports, trains, provides advocacy and resources to birth and adoptive parents through the process of creating healthy new families through adoption.”
  • All God’s Children International
  • 800-214-6719
  • “All God’s Children International is an orphan care ministry answering God’s call to provide the love and care that every child deserves.”

Cincinnati Adoption Agencies

Like the home study, there are several basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. If you are interested in adopting a baby in the Cincinnati area, contact these local adoption agencies below:

  • Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio
  • 513-241-7745
  • “Catholic Charities is known for our excellent service which we provide in a loving way to serve the community with high quality programs. We are always looking to expand our services, strengthen program quality, and build community support.”
  • Embryo’s Alive
  • 513-518-7006
  • “Embryos Alive the second oldest embryo adoption agency in the United States and the world-founded in 2003 EA helps donors match their embryos with hopeful and waiting parents around the world.”
  • Private Adoption Services, Inc.
  • 513-871-5777
  • “We provide a warm, understanding environment with both the support and counseling of an agency as well as the freedom and control of a private adoption.”

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Are you interested in adopting an infant from foster care? Contact these local foster care resources to see if the role of a Foster Parent is your best fit.

Hospitals in Cincinnati

Adoptive Parents and Birth Mothers will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming a new baby. Below is a list of hospitals in Cincinnati:

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Cincinnati, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Contact these county courts regarding the finalization hearing:

  • Hamilton County
  • William Howard Taft Center, 230 East Ninth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
  • 513-946-9666

Local Attractions

Check out some of Cincinnati’s local attractions. If you love being outdoors and want to explore various kinds of flora and fauna, this city offers beautiful botanical gardens and a zoo. You can also choose from a couple museums like the American Sign Museum or the Cincinnati Art Museum. These sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. See more local attractions below: