Ohio’s new Adoption Initiative

Ohio has a new initiative to support adoption called It Takes Heart. What was previously offered as an individual income tax credit to adoptive parents, there are now three types of nontaxable state-issued grants available to help defray the costs associated with the adoption process.

  • $10,000 for a conventional adoption
  • $15,000 if the child was fostered by the parent prior to adoption
  • $20,000 if the adopted child has special needs

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services administers this new program and has started accepting applications for adoptions finalized after January 1, 2023.

For more information on the program, click here.

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