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Stepparent adoption in the State of Ohio is an easy, yet time consuming process. Adoption by a stepparent is governed under statute 3107.03 of the Ohio Revised Code. Under 3107.03, the following persons may adopt. A husband and wife together, at least one of whom is an adult. n the case In re Adoption of Deems, the court held when it is in the best interest of the child, an adoption by a stepparent will be granted.
In order to determine the amount of child support one parent must pay to another, Ohio courts utilize a formula to ensure both parents are providing for any minor children. The formula computes a worksheet for child support and the court merely applies the computed results to the individual case. However, not all earners are covered by the worksheet, those parents whose combined earnings are less than $6,600 per year.