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Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
Current Through June 2013
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This factsheet reviews State statutes designating the appropriate jurisdiction and venue for adoption proceedings. Jurisdiction refers to the type of court that has the authority to hear adoption cases; venue refers to the geographic location of the court. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Examples of Jurisdiction
Summaries of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Court jurisdiction and venue for adoption petitions. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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