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Important information about filing an adoption in New York.

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

New York step parent adoption

New York stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of New York in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in New York and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of New York, including: New York city, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica, White Plains, Troy, Niagara Falls, and every other city in New York.

Important information about filing an adoption in New York.

A stepparent adoption in New York 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 New York 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 New York, 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 New York Courts below.

New York 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 New York


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


Burleigh County District Court:

New York County Supreme Court, Civil Term:
71 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013 Phone: 646-386-3770


New York County Supreme Court, Civil Term:

60 Centre Street, New York County Courthouse, New York, NY 10007 Phone: 646-386-3685


Queens County Supreme Court, Civil Term:

88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Queens County Courthouse, Jamaica, NY 11435 Phone: (718) 298-1000


Queens County Family Court:

151-20 Jamaica Avenue, Queens County Family Court, Jamaica, NY 11432 Phone: (718) 298-0197 Fax: (718) 297-2826


Bronx County Supreme Court, Civil Term:

851 Grand Concourse, Bronx County Supreme Court, Bronx, NY 10451 Phone: (212) 791-6000


Bronx County Family Court:

900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx County Family Court, Bronx, NY 10451 Phone: (718) 590-3318 Fax: (718) 590-2681


Westchester County Supreme Court:

140 Grand Street, White Plains, NY 10601 Phone: (914) 824-5300/5400 Fax: (914) 995-3427


Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term:

360 Adams Street, Kings County Civic Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (347) 296-1183


Onondaga County Supreme Court – Civil:

401 Montgomery Street, Onondaga Courts Building, 110, Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone: (315) 671-1030 Fax: (315) 671-1176


Monroe County Supreme Court:

99 Exchange Blvd., Hall of Justice, 5th Floor, Room 545, Rochester, NY 14614 Phone: Ph: (585) 428-2020/2331 Fax: (585) 428-2190


Erie County Supreme Court:

25 Delaware Avenue, Erie County Courthouse, Buffalo, NY 14202 Phone: 716.845.9301 Fax: 716.851.3293


Niagara County Supreme Court:

775 3rd Street, Angelo DelSignore Civic Office Bldg, Niagara Falls, NY 14302 Phone: 716.278.1800  

Court filing fees.

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

Step Parent Adoption in New York We help families throughout New York complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in New York city, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica, White Plains, Troy, Niagara Falls, and all the other cities in New York.

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