The Ohio Department of Health and Bureau of Vital Statistics house birth and adoption records of persons born in Ohio and adopted anywhere in the United States. A copy of an adoption file CANNOT be ordered online, nor can a copy of an adoption file be provided in the ODH lobby on the same day. Customers may mail the required documents with payment. Requests will be verified and researched, then copies will be mailed within one month. See the Ohio Department of Health’s website for specific instructions on how to obtain an adoption record based on the year the adoption took place.
You may also contact the Ohio Department of Health customer service team at (614) 466-2531.
The request form must be mailed with a $20.00 check or money order (made out to the Treasurer, State of Ohio) to:
OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS
Attn: Special Registration
PO BOX 15098
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For any additional questions
Ohio Department of Health – Vital Statistics Customer Service