Adoption Forms & Services

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All adoptions filed in Clark County must be finalized by the Probate Court. Those wishing to adopt are required to submit to a personal home investigation to insure their suitability as adoptive parents. The hearings and records are confidential by law.

Duties & Contact Information

Please note that an attorney is required when filing adoptions.

If you have general questions or would like to request copies of past adoption filings contact Deputy Clerk , Lucinda Sanders at (937) 521-1849.

Richard P. Carey, Judge

Probate Court

50 E. Columbia St.
5th floor
Springfield, OH 45502


(937) 521-1845


(937) 328-2589



Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm