Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Texas

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Fam. Code. § 101.008

The district court, juvenile court having the same jurisdiction as a district court, or other court expressly given jurisdiction of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship shall have jurisdiction over adoption proceedings.

Venue

Citation: Fam. Code. § 103.001(b)

A suit in which adoption is requested may be filed in the county where the child resides or in the county where the petitioners reside.