Do Monetary Gifts Given Directly to Child Count as 'Support' Necessary to Preserve Parent's Right to Approve Adoption? Law Allows Adoption Without Consent of Parent Who Abandons or Fails to Support Child
9th District Court of Appeals (Summit County)
ISSUE: R.C. 3107.07(A) provides that the consent of a child's natural parent to the child's adoption by another is not required when a court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the parent "has failed without justifiable cause to provide more than de minimis contact with the minor or to provide for the maintenance and support of the minor as required by law or judicial decree for a period of at least one year..."