Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Idaho

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Jurisdiction

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.

Venue

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.