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Important information about filing an adoption in Connecticut.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN CONNECTICUT: 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 Connecticut step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.
Completing a stepparent adoption in Connecticut 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 Connecticut. Forms to help do it yourself families to complete their own adoption in Connecticut.

Connecticut step parent adoption

Connecticut stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of Connecticut in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Connecticut and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of Connecticut, including: Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britian, Bristol, Meriden, Milford, West Haven, Middletown, Norwich, Shelton, Torrington, and every other city in Connecticut.

Important information about filing an adoption in Connecticut.

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

Connecticut 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 Connecticut


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


Lewis and Clark County District Court:

Hartford County Superior Court: 101 Lafayette Street Hartford, CT 06106 Tel: (860) 566-1630; Fax: (860) 566-1983


Fairfield County Superior Court:Bridgeport Superior Court, 172 Golden Hill St. Bridgeport, CT 06604 Phone: (203) 579 -6568 Fax: (203) 382-8408


New Haven County Superior Court:121 Elm St New Haven, CT 06510 Phone: (203) 789-7461 Fax: (203) 789-7492


Litchfield County Superior Court:15 West St. Litchfield, CT 06759 Tel: (860) 567 0885 Fax: (860) 567-4779


New London County New London Superior Court:70 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 Phone: 443-5363 Fax: 442-7703


Tolland County Tolland Superior Court:69 Brooklyn Street, Rockville, CT 06066 Phone: 860-896-4920 Fax: 860-875-0777


Windham County Putnam Superior Court:155 Church Street, Putnam, CT 06260 Phone: 860-928-7749 Fax: 860-928-7076


Middlesex County Middlesex Superior Court:1 Court Street, Middletown, CT 06457Ć¢EUR”3374 Phone: 860-343-6400 Fax: 860-343-6423

Court filing fees.

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

Step Parent Adoption in Connecticut We help families throughout Connecticut complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britian, Bristol, Meriden, Milford, West Haven, Middletown, Norwich, Shelton, Torrington, and all the other cities in Connecticut.

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