The Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction to finalize adoptions in Miami County. Those wishing to adopt are required to submit to a personal and home investigation to insure their suitability as adoptive parents. The hearing and records are confidential by law.
Who can Adopt?
Husband and wife, together
Who can be Adopted?
A minor child
An adult, who:
If totally or permanently disabled
If found to be mentally retarded
If the adult has established a child-foster-caregiver or child-stepparent relationship with the petitioners as a minor and consents to the adoption
If the adult was in a planned permanent living arrangement with a public children services or private child placing agency and the adult consents to the adoption
If the adult is the child of the spouse of the petitioner, and the adult consents to the adoption