Adoption petitions are processed by the Adoption Department, which is a division of the Washtenaw County Juvenile Court. This page contains general information including guidelines, checklists, and forms.
Checklists and Forms
Termination of Parental Rights
Obtaining adoption records to secure a passport
If born in Michigan, contact Vital Records in Lansing to request a new copy of the birth certificate with the Delayed Date removed. Their office can be contacted by phone at (517) 335-8660. If only a certified copy of the Order of Adoption is required, the fee is $31.00 and can be requested by using form PCA 327. Payment must be submitted in the form of cash, MasterCard/Visa, check or money order made payable to WC Juvenile Court. A copy of a valid driverís license of the petitioner must also be submitted.
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