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Important information about filing an adoption in North Dakota.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN NORTH DAKOTA: 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 North Dakota step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in North Dakota 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.

North Dakota step parent adoption

Helping the entire State of North Dakota in stepparent adoption.

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

We help families in every city of North Dakota, including: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand forks, Minot, West Fargo, Dickinson, Mandan, and every other city in North Dakota.

Important information about filing an adoption in North Dakota.

A stepparent adoption in North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota, 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 North Dakota Courts below.

North Dakota 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 North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA COURT LOCATIONS:

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

Burleigh County District Court: 514 East Thayer Ave, P.O. Box 1055, Bismarck, ND 58502-1055 Phone 701-222-6690

Stark County District Court: 51 3rd St. E., Suite 106, Dickinson, ND 58601 Phone 701-227-3184, Fax 701-227-3185

Ward County District Court: 315 SE 3rd St., P.O. Box 5005, Minot ND 58702-5005 Phone 701-857-6600

Stutsman County District Court: 511 2nd Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401-4210 Phone 701-252-9042, Fax 701-251-1006

Cass County District Court: 211 S. 9th St., P.O. Box 2806, Fargo, ND 58108-2806 Phone 701-241-5645

Grand Forks County District Court: P.O. Box 5939, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5939 Phone Civil 701-787-2715 Fax: 701-787-2716

Richland County District Court: 418 2nd Ave. N., Wahpeton, ND 58075 Phone 701-671-1524, Fax: 701-671-4444

Court filing fees.

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

Step Parent Adoption in North Dakota We help families throughout North Dakota complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand forks, Minot, West fargo, Dickinson, Mandan, and all the other cities in North Dakota.

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