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Important information about filing an adoption in California.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN CALIFORNIA: 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 California step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in California 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.

Adopt your step child in California. Forms to help do it yourself families to complete their own adoption in California.

California step parent adoption

California stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of California in stepparent adoption.

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

We help families in every city of California, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Stockton, Chula Vista, Fremont, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Modesto, Irvine, Oxnard, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Santa Clarita, Garden Grove, Santa Rosa, Oceanside, Ontario, and every other city in California.

Important information about filing an adoption in California.

A stepparent adoption in California 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 California 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 California, 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 California Courts below.

California 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 California


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


Los Angeles County: To search for the Superior Court courthouse where your case belongs-


Orange County:


San Diego County:1555 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101 (619) 450-7888, South County: 500 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista CA 91910,


Kern County:Metropolitan Division, Justice Building 1215 Truxtun Avenue, First Floor Bakersfield, CA 93301 Tel: (661) 868-5393


San Francisco County:400 McAllister Street – Fourth Floor San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 (415) 551-3903, (415) 551-3913 or (415) 551-3900 General Information


Sacramento County:William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse, 3341 Power Inn Road Sacramento, CA 95826 (916) 875-3400


Riverside County Superior Court:Riverside Hall of Justice: 4100 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501 Phone: 951-955.4600


San Bernardino County:(go to this link to locate the district to which your case belongs)


Fresno County Superior Court:1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724-0002 Phone: 559-488-2708


Stanislaus County Superior Court:Modesto: 800 11th Street, Modesto, CA 95354 Phone: (209) 558-6000


Santa Cruz County Superior Court:1Main Courthouse: 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: 831-454-2020


Santa Clara County Superior Court:Family Court: 170 Park Center Plaza, San Jose CA 95113 Phone: (408) 534-5600


San Mateo County Superior Court:Northern Branch: 1050 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080 Phone: (650) 877-5705


San Mateo County Superior Court:Southern Branch: Hall of Justice and Records: 400 County Center, Redwood City, California, 94063 Phone: (650) 363-4711


Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in California are approximately $20.
Step Parent Adoption in California We help families throughout California complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Stockton, Chula Vista, Fremont, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Modesto, Irvine, Oxnard, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Santa Clarita, Garden Grove, Santa Rosa, Oceanside, Ontario, and all the other cities in California.

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