Adoption Court Laws: Everything You Need to Know

You may be ready for adoption court in your own personal case, but is anybody ever as prepared as they had hoped? Because adoption court laws can be tricky and we want the best outcome for your case, we have devised some important questions and answers that can guide you through this difficult time.


Is every adoption handled by adoption court? You must have your adoption approved by the adoption court no matter what, which is handled by the superior court in California. You and your attorney will sit down and file a petition and go through a hearing, giving notice to all parties involved. This could include the biological parents, adoption agency, child, and more. The courts will look at many aspects, including what they believe to be the best interests of the child. If the judge determines that it is in the best interests of the child to be adopted by a certain couple, they will approve the adoption and everything will continue as expected.

What should my adoption petition say? The petition should include elements like the adoptive parent’s names, ages, and address, the relationship between the adoptive parents and child, legal reason behind termination of child’s rights, best interest, and more.

Do I need an attorney for my adoption? If you are not working with an adoption agency, then you should always have an attorney. An attorney is needed for many aspects of the process, such as drafting the petitions and going through the turmoil of the court hearings. These are things that you should not handle yourself. Have us handle the complicated parts.

Are there certain legal requirements I need to meet for an international adoption? Yes, there are requirements to be met in both the United States and the child’s native country.

As mentioned, it is always best to turn to an attorney who has experience in adoption law before you move forward with your case. We can help you in your time of need. Call us today to have us handle your adoption case and move forward, we are looking to forward to hearing from you.