Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Michigan

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Comp. Laws § 710.22

The family division of circuit court of this State or, if the context requires, the court having jurisdiction over adoption in another State or country has jurisdiction over adoption proceedings.

Venue

Citation: Comp. Laws § 710.24

An adoption petition shall be filed with the court of the county in which the petitioner resides, where the adoptee is found, or where the parent's parental rights were terminated or are pending termination. If both parents' parental rights were terminated at different times and in different courts, the petition shall be filed in the court of the county where parental rights were first terminated. If there has been a temporary placement of the child, the petition for adoption shall be filed with the court that received the report described in § 710.23d(2).