Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions

This publication presents an overview of State statutes that designate the appropriate jurisdiction and venue for adoption proceedings. Jurisdiction refers to the type of court that has the authority to hear adoption cases; venue refers to the geographic location of the court. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.

Series Title:  State Statutes

Author(s):  Child Welfare Information Gateway

Year Published:  2022

Current Through:  January 2022

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