Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Idaho

Date: January 2022


Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

Adoption petitions must be filed in the district court of the relevant county.

If the adoption arises from a child protective act case, the petition shall be filed in the court having jurisdiction over the child protective act case, unless that court relinquishes jurisdiction over the adoption proceeding.


Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

The petition must be filed in the county in which the petitioner(s) resides. Petitioner(s) shall have resided and maintained a dwelling within the State of Idaho for at least 6 consecutive months prior to the filing of the petition.