Ohio Adoptions

The Ohio Adoption Registry was established by the Ohio Legislature to provide a confidential and voluntary way for adopted Ohioans and their biological families to find one another. Original birth records of adopted persons born after January 1, 1964 are not available to the public in Ohio. The Adoption Registry acts as a clearinghouse between the adoptee and their biological families enabling them to contact one another. For more information click here.

If you were adopted, had a name change or mother/father removed or added from your birth certificate, your record may not be filed in this office. Contact this office prior to contacting ODH/VS to locate your birth record.

Foreign children adopted in the State of Ohio may contact Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics @ 614.466.2531 for more information.

If you are interested in adoption please click here.

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