During the majority of the 20th century, divorced fathers in Ohio who wanted to have shared child custody were likely to be disappointed. The tendency of the family courts to favor the mothers over the fathers regarding child custody was prevalent. However, during the last three decades, there has been a significant shift in how family courts are awarding child custody with the courts now supporting and encouraging mutual agreements for shared parental custody.
Adoption is a joyous event for parents and their new child. But there is often another side: a biological parent or parents who have lost their parental rights because they are unable to raise their child themselves.