Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Hawaii

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 578-1

An adoption petition must be filed in the family court in the relevant circuit.

Venue

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 578-1

The appropriate circuit is the one in which any of the following applies:

  • Where the petitioner resides or is in military service
  • Where the child to be adopted resides or was born
  • Where a child-placing organization that has legal custody of the child is located