Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Wyoming

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-104

Adoption proceedings shall be commenced by a petition filed in district court. The district court may transfer jurisdiction of a petition to adopt a child to the juvenile court if the child proposed for adoption in the petition is under the prior and continuing jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

Venue

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-5-108

The petition shall be filed in the county in which the petitioner resides.