Adoption Forms and Filing
The following pleadings must be filed on most adoptions filed in Clay County.
|2 Count Petition for Adoption|
|Form 17: Family Court Information Sheet|
|Affidavit of expense|
|Motion for Guardian Ad Litem|
|Order for Guardian Ad Litem|
|Motion for Home Study|
|Order for Home Study|
|Consent of Natural Parent(s)|
|Consent of juvenile(s) if over the age of 14 or will turn 14 during the adoption|
Fees are listed on the Filing Deposits and Other Fees page.
You must file three (3) extra copies of each pleading with your original.
At the Final Hearing, one (1) copy of Certificate of Decree of Adoption and $30 per child payable to Missouri Department of Health is needed.