Legal Question in Family Law in Ohio

We have permanent custody of our Nephew in Ohio. Bio moms whereabouts are unknown and custody was uncontested. Bio father has recently passed away. We want to adopt our nephew/son as he has spent 3/4 of his life in our home and our family. This is his normal. Our attorney said it is much harder than we think and we will be under lots of scrutiny even though we proved our case for custody. What is law on this? Thanks

Asked on 9/03/13, 8:01 pm

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This sounds like it should be a fairly straightforward adoption. Consent is not required for cases where a parent has not visited OR not supported a child for 12 months. If you have that, then get working on all of the local court's requirements.

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Answered on 9/04/13, 1:01 pm

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