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Adoption Document Preparation

Stepparent Adoption

A Stepparent Adoption is when the spouse of a child’s custodial parent adopts that child. The Department of Social Services prefers that the stepparent be married to the other parent at least one year before adoption. 

Adult Adoption

An adult adoption is when someone adopts a person who is over 18 and not related to them. The person adopting must be at least 10 years older than the adult they are adopting.

Independent Adoption

An independent adoption (also called an Open or Private Adoption) is when the birth parents and the adoptive parents make an agreement that the adoption should go forward. There is no adoption agency involved.

Adoption Process Overview

  1. Complete questionnaire—email, over the phone or in-person.
  2. Contract and PINK Legal service fee due.
  3. Documents prepared.
  4. Documents reviewed, signed and filed with the Court—Court file fee or Fee Waiver due.
  5. Client to follow up with the court to schedule or confirm hearing date after documents are filed.
        STEPPARENT ADOPTION ONLY: Hearing cannot be scheduled before meeting with court investigator. Process and timeline varies by county.
  6. Client, parent, and child/adoptee to attend hearing. Order and agreement signed at hearing.

Adoption Legal Papers

  • Stepparent Adoption – $799

  • Adult Adoption – $499

  • Independent Adoption – $1200

  • Court File fee – varies, $20 to $325

Let’s Chat! We have three locations in Southern California. Contact us via email, call, or drop by.

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

M, T, Th: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm
(Notary services available Monday & Thursday only)

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

M, T, W, Th: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

 

Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley

Virtual & In-Person
(805) 286-8086

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Our Locations

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Los Angeles / California

Virtual & In-Person
(888) 505-PINK (7465)

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Think of us as right in the middle between Do-It-Yourself and hiring an attorney.

Our job is to help you help yourself.


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