It's a new day and an exciting one for Ohio adoptees. As of today, adoptees whose adoptions were finalized between January 1, 1964, to September 19, 1996, can apply for a copy of their files. This equates to something like 400,000 records.
The cost for the records is also reasonable at just $20. Just remember that mailing the notarized application is most likely the most expedient way to receive the adoption packets which will all be mailed. None will be given out in person.
This may open a whole new world for those seeking to solve the mystery of their family roots. To learn more, go to the Ohio Department of Health and click on https://www.odh.ohio.gov/vitalstatistics/legalinfo/adoptfnl.aspx .
Ahhh, genealogy. Spring into action and dig for those roots!