Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Mississippi

Date:

Jurisdiction

Citation: Ann. Code § 93-17-3

The adoption action shall be commenced by sworn petition filed in the chancery court.

Venue

Citation: Ann. Code § 93-17-3

The adoption petition shall be filed in the county in which one of the following applies:

  • Where the adopting petitioner or petitioners reside
  • Where the child to be adopted resides, was born, or was found when they were abandoned or deserted
  • Where the home to which the child has been surrendered by a person authorized to so do is located