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Important information about filing an adoption in Wisconsin.

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

Wisconsin step parent adoption

Wisconsin stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of Wisconsin in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Wisconsin and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of Wisconsin, including: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Janesville, West Allis, La Crosse, Sheboygan, Wauwatosa, Fond du Lac, New Berlin, Wausau, Brookfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Manitowoc, West Bend, and every other city in Wisconsin.

Important information about filing an adoption in Wisconsin.

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

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin


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


Douglas County Circuit Court: 1313 Belnap St., Superior, WI 54880-2769 Phone: (715) 395-1469


Eau Claire County Circuit Court: 721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703-5496 Phone: (715) 839-4816


La Crosse County Circuit Court: 333 Vine St., La Crosse, WI 54601-3296 Phone: (608) 785-9590


Brown County Circuit Court: 100 S Jefferson St., Green Bay, WI 54305-3600 Phone: (920) 448-4155


Outagamie County Circuit Court: 320 S Walnut St., Appleton, WI 54911-5991 Phone: (920) 832-5131


Winnebago County Circuit Court:415 Jackson Dr., Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808 Phone: (920) 236-4848


Dane County Circuit Court: City County Building, 215 S Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703 Phone: (608) 266-4679


Milwaukee County Circuit Court: 901 N 9th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 Phone: (414) 278-5362


Waukesha County Circuit Court: 515 W Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188-2428 Phone: (262) 896-8525


Rock County Circuit Court: 51 S Main St., Janesville, WI 53545-3978 Phone: (608) 743-2200


Adams County Circuit Court: 402 Main St., Friendship, WI 53934-0220 Phone: (608) 339-4208


Columbia County Circuit Court:400 Dewitt St., Portage, WI 53901-0587 Phone: (608) 742-9642


Juneau County Circuit Court: 220 E State St., Mauston, WI 53948-0246 Phone: (608) 847-9356


Sauk County Circuit Court: 515 Oak St., Baraboo, WI 53913-0449 Phone: (608) 355-3287


Monroe County Circuit Court:112 S Court St., Sparta, WI 54656 Phone: (608) 269-8745


Sawyer County Circuit Court: 10610 Main, Hayward, WI 54843 Phone: (715) 634-4887


Dunn County Circuit Court:615 Stokke Pkwy Ste 1500, Menomonie, WI 54751 Phone: (715) 232-2611


Polk County Circuit Court:1001 West Main St., Balsam Lake, WI 54810-9071 Phone: (715) 485-9299


Bayfield County Circuit Court: 117 E 5th St., Washburn, WI 54891-9464 Phone: (715) 373-6108

Court filing fees.

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

Step Parent Adoption in Wisconsin We help families throughout Wisconsin complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Janesville, West Allis, La Crosse, Sheboygan, Wauwatosa, Fond du Lac, New Berlin, Wausau, Brookfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Manitowoc, West Bend, and all the other cities in Wisconsin.

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