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Important information about filing an adoption in Minnesota.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN MINNESOTA: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their Minnesota step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in Minnesota doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.

Minnesota step parent adoption

Helping the entire State of Minnesota in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Minnesota and recommended by court clerks.

We help families in every city of Minnesota, including: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, St Cloud, Eagan, Woodbury, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, and every other city in Minnesota.

Important information about filing an adoption in Minnesota.

A stepparent adoption in Minnesota can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:

  • > New name is established (if desired)
  • > New birth certificate
  • > Two legal parents active in the child's life
  • > Ability to inherit from adoptive parent

The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child's new birth certificate will show the child's new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child's mother and father.

If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

  • > Stepmother, or
  • > Stepfather
A stepparent in Minnesota can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child's parent.   In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.

Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:

  • > Abandonment of the child
  • > Lack of financial support
  • > Sustained lack of contact
  • > Abuse or neglect of minor children
  • > Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child's consent

In Minnesota, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.

We have listed the address for some of the Minnesota Courts below.

Minnesota Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.

The adoption is fairly simple:

  • > Complete our online questionnaire
  • > Review and sign the adoption forms
  • > Notice the absent parent
  • > Sign all consents
  • > Complete background check (if required)
  • > Complete home-study (if required)
  • > Attend final adoption hearing

We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in Minnesota

MINNESOTA COURT LOCATIONS:

Here is the information for all of the courts in Minnesota that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.

Hennepin County Conciliation Court: Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Rm. #306, Minneapolis, MN 55415 Phone: 612-348-2713

Hennepin County: Family Justice Center Suite 600 110 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: 612-348-6734

Ramsey County District Court: St. Paul City Hall Courthouse, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (651) 266-8266

St. Louis County District Court - Duluth: 100 North 5th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55802 Phone: (218) 726-2460 (800) 450-9777 Ext 2460

Cook County District Court: 411 West 2nd Street, Grand Marais, MN 55604 Phone: (218) 387-3610 Fax: (218) 387-3007

Stearns County District Court: 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN 56303 Phone: (320) 656-3620 Fax: (320) 656-3626

Clay County District Court: 807 11th Street North, Moorhead, MN 56560 Phone: (218) 299-5065 Fax: (218) 299-7307

Olmsted County District Court: 151 Fourth Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Phone: (507) 206-2452 Fax: (507) 285-8996

Freeborn County District Court: 411 South Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007 Phone: (507) 377-5153

Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in Minnesota are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in Minnesota We help families throughout Minnesota complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, St Cloud, Eagan, Woodbury, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, and all the other cities in Minnesota.

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