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In Ohio, any adult or married couple filing jointly (with some exceptions) may adopt. Adopting families may provide financial support to the birth mom for unreimbursed medical, legal and counseling expenses. Birth parent(s) may consent to adoption 72 hours after birth. Consent is irrevocable after a final decree or interlocutory order is issued (usually 30 days), unless fraud, duress or misrepresentation can be proven. Fun fact: Seven Presidents have come from Ohio, giving it the name, "Mother of Presidents."

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