Connecting Families
Since 1985

We are an Ohio-based nondenominational, nonprofit adoption agency providing quality adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families.

For 24 hour support call or text: 614-469-0007

Welcome to Adoption by Gentle Care

Adoption by Gentle Care is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. We have proudly served the entire Buckeye State in providing services to expectant parents considering adoption and adoptive parents since 1985. From the Cleveland and Akron area in northern Ohio to the Cincinnati and Dayton regions in the southern part of the state, our Adoption Assessors will travel to your Ohio location to provide you with information about adoption while introducing you to our Adoption by Gentle Care team and processes.

Our highly skilled Assessors cover every aspect of the adoption so that the adoptive process meets the needs of everyone involved, especially those of the child. We provide professional services to ensure a successful adoption.

It is always an honor to share in the journeys of those we connect with. We fully recognize that the continued trust you place in us is the foundation of our success. Because of that, we work tirelessly toward ensuring that we meet and exceed your expectations in a fair and responsible way.

A Birth Mom's Story

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, be sure to watch Audrey's video. She shares her adoption journey from the moment she found out that she was unexpectedly pregnant to how she is doing today more than a year after she placed her daughter for adoption through AGC.

If you have questions about adoption be sure to contact us today. You can speak directly with our staff located right here in Ohio.

Why Choose Us?

Adoption by Gentle Care was founded on the belief that a child is a special gift who deserves the best opportunities in life. We believe it is truly a selfless act of love to consider adoption when parenting is not an option.

Are You Pregnant?

If you are pregnant and thinking about adoption, you came to the right place – we are here to help you in any way we can.

Looking to Adopt?

In almost every way, adopting a baby is the same as having a baby biologically. You will love your baby every bit as much, you will raise your baby in exactly the same ways.

Search & Reunion

Those who were separated by adoption may decide to search for each other at some point during their lives. We provide resources for Search and Reunion, as well as the State of Ohio laws and information regarding records.

An Adoptive Family Story

Starting the process to adopt a baby may feel overwhelming, but our dedicated team at AGC is here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Watch this video of one of our adoptive families to see what the adoption process was like for them and how their experience can help you know what to expect about becoming parents.

Becoming Dads

Michael and Matthew met 12 years ago in Warren, Ohio, the old-fashioned way: in a bar. They were married June 17, 2015, and now live in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Initially, they did not want to become parents as they did not see a way for them both to be the dads legally in their state of Ohio, but a chance encounter at Disney World changed their minds.

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Ohio’s Adoption Records Law

Senate Bill 23 modified the law governing records of adoptions that were finalized between January 1, 1964, and September 18, 1996. The bill was signed into law on December 19, 2013. This law will allow those whose adoptions were finalized between January 1, 1964 to September 19, 1996 to gain access to their adoption file and original Birth Record from the Ohio Department of Health. As of March 20, 2015, Adoptees and their lineal descendants may request the adoption file. If you have questions, call the Office of Vital Statistics at (614) 466-2531.