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H. B. No. 92 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Martin, Beck
Representatives Derickson, Boose, Blair, Pillich, Okey, Murray, Slesnick, Maag, Johnson
To amend section 3107.02 of the Revised Code to allow
an adult to be adopted if the adult is the child
of the spouse of the adoption petitioner and the
adult consents to the adoption.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 3107.02 of the Revised Code be
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3107.02. (A) Any minor may be adopted.
(B) An adult may be adopted under any of the following
(1) If the adult is totally and permanently disabled;
(2) If the adult is determined to be a mentally retarded
as defined in section 5123.01 of the Revised Code;
(3) If the adult had established a child-foster
child-stepparent relationship with the petitioners as a minor,
the adult consents to the adoption;
(4) If the adult was, at the time of the adult's eighteenth
birthday, in the permanent custody of a public children services
agency or a private child placing agency, and the adult consents
to the adoption;
(5) If the adult is the child of the spouse of the
petitioner, and the adult consents to the adoption.
(C) When proceedings to adopt a minor are initiated by the
filing of a petition, and the eighteenth birthday of the minor
occurs prior to the decision of the court, the court shall
the person who is to be adopted to submit a written
consent or objection to the adoption. If an
submitted, the petition shall be dismissed, and if a
submitted, the court shall proceed with the case, and
may issue an
interlocutory order or final decree of adoption.
(D) Any physical examination of the individual to be
as part of or in contemplation of a petition to adopt may
conducted by any health professional authorized by the Revised
Code to perform physical examinations, including a physician
specialist, a certified nurse
practitioner, or a certified
nurse-midwife. Any written
documentation of the physical examination shall be completed by
the healthcare professional who conducted the examination.
(E) An adult who consents to an adoption pursuant to division
(B)(4) of this section shall provide the court with the name and
contact information of the public children services agency or
private child placing agency that had permanent custody of that
adult. The petitioner shall request verification from the agency
as to whether the adult was or was not in the permanent custody of
that agency at the time of the adult's eighteenth birthday and
provide the verification to the court.
Section 2. That existing section 3107.02 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.