• You, or the person you are asking to adopt, are a resident of the county where you are filing this request.
  • You want to ask the Court to adopt either another adult person who is at least 18 years of age and not more than 21 years of age; OR
  • You want to ask the Court to adopt an adult person who is your stepchild, niece, nephew, cousin or grandchild; OR
  • You are a foster parent, and want to ask the Court to adopt an adult person who was placed in your care as a juvenile, and you have maintained a familial relationship with that person for five or more years, AND
  • The adult you are asking to adopt consents to the adoption, AND
  • (If applicable) The spouse of the Adopter and/or Adoptee consent to the adoption, AND
  • (If applicable) You understand that any name change that results from this adoption will neither harm your rights nor release you from any obligations or liabilities incurrent from your current name.

Adult Adoption:

  1. Adult Adoption Coversheet     English   Spanish
  2. Petitioner Information Sheet to Court Investigator     English   Spanish
  3. Petition for Approval of Adoption Agreement for an Adult and for Decree of Adoption     English   Spanish
  4. Consent to Adult Adoption and Waiver of Notice     English   Spanish
  5. Notice of Hearing regarding Petition for approval Adoption Agreement for an Adult and for Decree of Adoption     English   Spanish
  6. Declaration of Notice Provided     English   Spanish
  7. Decree of Adoption     English   Spanish

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