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Important information about filing an adoption in Missouri.

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

Missouri step parent adoption

Missouri stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of Missouri in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Missouri and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of Missouri, including: Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, Lees Summet, O’Fallon, St. Joseph, St. Charles, and every other city in Missouri.

Important information about filing an adoption in Missouri.

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

Missouri 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 Missouri


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


St. Louis County: Civil Courts Building 10 North Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101-2044 Phone: 314-622-4433


St. Louis County: Family Court Center: 501 South Brentwood and Courts Building, 7900 Carondelet, Clayton, MO 63105 Phone: 314-615-4400 Fax: 314-615-4477


St. Charles County Courthouse: 2300 N. 2nd Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 Phone: 636-949-3080 Fax: 636-949-7384


Greene County Courthouse: 1010 Boonville, Springfield, Missouri 65802 Phone: 417-868-4074 Fax: 417-868-4050


Cole County Courthouse: Post Office Box 503, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: 573-634-9170 Fax: 573-635-5376


Platte County Courthouse: 415 Third Street Street, Platte, Missouri 64079 Phone: 816-858-2232 Fax: 816-858-3392


Jackson County Courthouse: 415 East 12th Street 3rd Floor Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: 816-881-3934 Fax: 816-881-3681


Cass County: Belton Municipal Court, Belton City Hall 7001 E. 163rd Street, Belton, MO 64012 Phone: 816-331-2798 Fax: 816-331-31


Court filing fees.

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

Step Parent Adoption in Missouri We help families throughout Missouri complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, Lees Summet, O’Fallon, St. Joseph, St. Charles, and all the other cities in Missouri.

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