Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - South Dakota

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 25-6-6

The circuit court is vested with the jurisdiction to hear, try, and determine all matters relative to the adoption of children.

Venue

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 25-6-7

The circuit court for the county of the child's legal residence or of the adopting parent's legal residence, according to where petition is first filed, shall have the original jurisdiction.