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Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions
Presents an overview of state statutes that designate 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.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Court jurisdiction and venue for adoption petitions. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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