What adoption court forms are available?
Adoption law is complicated. The MN Judicial Branch does not publish every adoption form
, and court staff cannot give legal advice, so we strongly encourage you to talk with an attorney
licensed in Minnesota who has experience with adoptions.
The MN Judicial Branch publishes step-parent adoption
forms and forms related to the Father's Adoption Registry
. Some other adoption forms are available from the website of the MN Dept. of Human Services
, and at law libraries
, legal publishers, and private attorneys.
How to file court forms?
Contact the court administrator for more information on how to file your forms: Find Courts
Unless you are low income and qualify for a fee waiver
, there is a filing fee
to start an adoption case in court.
Need more help?
If you need help to fill out the forms and file the papers with the court, go to Self-Help Services in the Courts
to see if walk-in help is available at your courthouse. Or, talk with a lawyer
You may also want to visit the MN Dept. of Human Services - Adoptions
webpage to get more in-depth information.