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Important information about filing an adoption in Tennessee.

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

Completing a stepparent adoption in Tennessee 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 Tennessee. Forms to help do it yourself families to complete their own adoption in Tennessee.

Tennessee step parent adoption

Tennessee stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of Tennessee in stepparent adoption.

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

We help families in every city of Tennessee, including: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Franklin, Johnson City, Bartlett, Hendersonville, Kingsport, Collierville, Cleveland, Smyrna, Germantown, Brentwood, Columbia, La Verge, Gallatin, and every other city in Tennessee.

Important information about filing an adoption in Tennessee.

A stepparent adoption in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee, a child 14 years of age or older 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 Tennessee Courts below.

Tennessee 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 Tennessee


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


Davidson County Chancery Court:
1 Public Square, Suite 302, Nashville, TN 37201 P.O. Box 196303, Nashville, TN 37219 Phone: 615-862-5181 Fax: 615-862-5191 Filing Fax: 615-296-4501


Knox County Chancery Court:
M-30 C/C Building, 3323 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 Phone: 865-215-2400


Hamilton County Chancery Court: 2
201 Seventh Street, Room 500, Chattanooga TN 37402 Phone: 423-209-6700


Shelby County Chancery Court:
140 Adams Avenue, Room 324, Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: (901) 545-4710


Madison County Chancery Court:
Courthouse, Room 200, 100 East Main Street, Jackson, TN 38301 Phone: 731-423-6032


Montgomery County Chancery Court:
Two Millennium Plaza, Suite 101, Clarksville, TN 37041 Phone: (931) 648-5703 Fax (931) 648-5759


Washington County Chancery Court:
Downtown Centre, Johnson City, TN Phone (423) 461-1415


Washington County Chancery Court:
Downtown Centre, Johnson City, TN Phone: (423) 461-1450


Rutherford County Chancery Court:
Judicial Building, Room 201, Murfreesboro TN Phone: Civil Division:(615) 898-7820 Fax: (615) 217-7119


Rutherford County Chancery Court:
Judicial Building, Suite 302, Public Square North, Murfreesboro TN 37130 Phone: (615) 898-7860 Fax: (615) 849-9553


Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in Tennessee are approximately $200.
Step Parent Adoption in Tennessee We help families throughout Tennessee complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Franklin, Johnson City, Bartlett, Hendersonville, Kingsport, Collierville, Cleveland, Smyrna, Germantown, Brentwood, Columbia, La Verge, Gallatin, and all the other cities in Tennessee.

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