My wife and I just started the adoption process. We contacted "Family and Children's Services" to start the process. In Ohio the first step is to take 36 hours of "training". We have already completed two weekends worth of "training", we have one weekend training session left. When we are finished we will be licensed foster/adoptive parents. We have received our application adopt packet to complete, it is about 8 pages long but requires a lot of detailed information to be provided. Next comes background checks, financial checks, and the home inspection. When I have more information I will share it. As far as the training, it is mostly resource and generalized information, it is not a class to teach participants how to be foster/adoptive parents but what to expect from children. It also tends to be more of a self assessment tool.