Adoptions

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Fees & Forms

There is no filing fee for a Petition for Adoption, nor is there a fee to contest an adoption. The Clerk's Office does not provide any forms for adoption matters. Forms are available at local book stores, legal form stores, or through an attorney. You may also contact the Superior Court's Adoption Unit at (602) 506-4000 with any additional questions. 

Where to File

Adoptions are assigned to one of the two juvenile facilities based upon the zip code of the petitioners. You may present documents for filing at one of the below listed juvenile facilities.

Phoenix location:
3131 W. Durango,
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Mesa location:
1810 S. Lewis
Mesa, AZ 85210

Step-Parent Adoptions

For information or assistance on a step-parent adoption, contact the County Attorney’s Office at (602) 372-5437 ((602) 372-kids).

Information on Completed Adoptions

For information regarding a completed adoption matter, you may either contact the attorney who represented you or file a Motion to Open the adoption file with the Clerk’s office. Only non-identifying information will be provided. The requested information will only be released after review and order by the court.

You may also obtain the services of a confidential intermediary. For more information on that program, please call (602) 452-3957.