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Welcome to the Ohio Regional Office of Great Wall China Adoption.
This website is new and growing.  Additional content will be added as the days progress.  If you see something which does not look complete, please check back in a few days.

Our Mission:
Great Wall China Adoption is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for orphans in China.
Ohio Requirements:

Application for Child Placement: ODHS 1691

Birth Certificate of applicant(s)

Marriage license of prospective petitioner and spouse, if married

Divorce Decree, of any prior marriage, for prospective petitioner and spouse or unmarried petitioner

Adoptive Applicant Financial Statement: ODHS 1681

Medical Statement for Foster Care/Adoptive Applicant and all Household members: ODHS 1653

Safety Audit: ODHS 1348

Fire Inspection Report: ODHS 1200

Ohio Adoption Photo Listing Waiver: ODHS 1614

Proof of applicant(s) and adult members of household have lived in Ohio during entire previous five years (including, but not limited to, tax records, rent or mortgage payment receipts).

Child Abuse Registry Check

Fingerprints - (note: Additional fingerprinting is required by INS)

  • a. Civilian Identification fingerprint form - one per adult member of household who has lived in Ohio during entire five year period preceding application.
  • b. FD-258 fingerprints of applicant - (1 per adult member of household who has lived outside of Ohio at anytime during the last five years.
  • c. Applicants who do not presently live in Ohio may need to complete other criminal record checks to satisfy the requirements of their own state. The social worker will know of these requirements.

Assessment for Child Placement: ODHS 1673

Application for Adoption Services: ODHS 1652 written request from a personal reference state of each individual identified or such purpose by the applicant. (Homestudy agency will request these.)

Four personal references

Favorable homestudy

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

Phone: (740) 964-6862

Click here for the Great Wall China Adoption home page.