How do the state know if the parent who is adopting is right for the child?

Answer Of course there are no guarantees, but the process to adopt a child is a long and grueling one for the prospective adoptive parent (PAP). It takes many months (usually years) to proceed with an ado... Read More »

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In the state of Ohio does a child have to live with a parent 50 percent of the time in order for that parent to be considered a Residential Parent?

Answer I live in Ohio and I do believe the child in question must live with the parent MORE than 50% of the year for that particular parent to be "the Residential Parent". In my case, it was descr... Read More »

What is the steps to adopting a minor child that the noncustodial parent signs off?

What happens to child support payments if the custodial parent moves out of state with the child and doesn't notify the non-custodial parent?

They continue, but non-custodial parent should file injunction for the return of the child.

If adopting a foster child do the state help you?