Adoption Connection

(513) 489-1616 Main number
(513) 236-1440 Birth parents 24/7

A private Cincinnati adoption agency.

Important announcement October 2017

After nearly 75 years of helping to build families through adoption, Adoption Connection will no longer accept new client families or make new adoption placements. We will complete all pending adoptions and will continue to assist clients as needed with guidance and information.


This was a difficult, but necessary, decision that involved a number of considerations.


We care deeply about our birth parents and adoptive families.  To ease your transition, we were resolute in identifying another adoption service that we could recommend.  That agency is Bellefaire JCB (Jewish Children's Bureau), a nonprofit, accredited and licensed agency with a strong reputation that aligns with our values.


Bellefaire JCB, a Cleveland-based organization, has an existing and growing presence in Greater Cincinnati. It was founded as an orphanage in 1868 and has become the nation's longest-established child placement/adoption agency. Their adoption specialists are degreed and licensed therapists, social workers, and certified adoption assessors. They have a Hague-Accredited International Adoption program, and the agency is licensed by the Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services and Mental Health.


Of course, the choice of a new adoption agency is completely at the discretion of each adoptive family or birth parent.  We merely wanted to make a recommendation, based on our knowledge and experience, in an effort to help our families and birth parents as they continue on their journey.  We will be happy to provide a list of other adoption agencies in Ohio with current ODJFS certification.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new transition, please contact Adoption Connection at 513-489-1616 or




As a private nonprofit Ohio Adoption Agency in Cincinnati, you can feel secure with Adoption Connection.  After all, we are local adoption experts who have been bringing hearts together to build families since 1943.


Adoption is the ultimate expression of love. It is the bringing together of adoptive parents (men and women who want to adopt a baby) and birth parents (pregnant women and their partners who want to place their baby in adoption) who share a common goal - that their baby will be raised in a loving and secure environment.


So whether you are working to adopt, or are hoping to place your infant into a loving home, we are very excited you have decided to explore the possibility of adoption with Adoption Connection!

Bringing hearts together to build families through adoption

I am pregnant

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Are you pregnant and considering adoption? Often we hear birth parents say " I want to give my baby up for adoption." But you are not giving up, you are making a courageous and loving choice for you and your baby. Adoption Connection has a list of loving families waiting to adopt. To see a list of our families click here.

I want to adopt a baby

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Are you hoping to build your family through adoption? Our knowledgeable team of adoption social workers are here to give you the support and education you need at every stage...from orientation to homestudies to finalization to post-adoptive services. To learn more click here.  

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Our services include:

  • Free pregnancy counseling and referral services for birth parents
  • Adoption Assessor services and post placement counseling for birth parents
  • Domestic, international, step-parent and relative home studies
  • Infant placements
  • Adoption educational training
  • Post-placement services for Domestic and International adoptions
  • Post-finalization services as needed for all members of the adoptive triad
  • Consultation regarding adoption issues for children of all ages and developmental stages
  • Facilitation and support of open adoptions between birth and adoptive families.
  • Mediation services provided as necessary throughout the adoptive child’s developmental stages