Filing Your Adoption
Forms at Your Local County Courthouse
Step 1: Make sure you have all your
forms saying what you want them to say. If not,
please see our "Adjusting
Your Adoption Forms Tutorial."
Make sure you have the finalized Adoption instructions
that come after you have done your adjustments
or have notified us that no adjustments are
necassary. If you don't have your finalized
instructions, you are NOT READY
TO FILE. Please contact us and let
us know your situation.
IMPORTANT: Don't sign your Signature
on the forms that asks for a Notary Public,
until you are in front of one. Make sure that
you have signed all your forms in the correct
spots and that you have signed the Notary Public
forms in front of a Notary Public. Sometimes
the Court Clerk's office will have a Notary
Public. So, you may want to call and ask.
Step 2: Take the initial
Adoption forms down to your local county courthouse.
When you are there, look and ask someone where
to file your Adoption. It is usually at the
Court Clerk's office area.
Step 3: Simply hand all
the initial Adoption paperwork to the County
Clerk and let them keep what they need. They
will usually stamp the paperwork with an Official
Court Stamp and then keep 1 copy.
This is also the time when you
will pay the Court Fee. Note that the Court
Fee is NOT covered in the price of our service,
because you have to pay it directly at the courthouse
Step 4: When you have all
your court stamped paperwork back, then it is
time to follow the final Adoption instructions
on how to proceed with your adoption. If you
need help contact us. We are always here to
When you are ready to start,