Are accountings for fees and costs required?
Yes. Every adoption requires that a preliminary estimate of accounting be filed with the probate court and at the same time as the petition for adoption is filed. Additionally, a final accounting must be filed not later than 10 days before the final hearing upon every adoption and the petition to recognize a foreign decree of adoption.

Only certain costs and expenses are allowed under Ohio law and by the local rules of court. Therefore, every petitioner is urged to work closely with their legal counsel.

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1. Must I appear in court?
2. Is the Birth Certificate changed?
3. Are accountings for fees and costs required?
4. Must I have an Attorney?
5. Who must consent?