How much does an adoption cost?

For every adoption there is a $260 filing fee at the Clerk’s Office. Each report has a different fee: Stepparent reports are $300; Relative reports are $550. During the report process, there are small fees for criminal background checks, and on the date of finalization, there will be fees for the new birth certificate and certified copies of the adoption decree.

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1. Where is Pierce County Adoption Services located?
2. How long does the process take?
3. How much does an adoption cost?
4. Does my child participate in the process?
5. When and where are adoptions finalized?
6. My child’s father is not listed on the birth certificate. Do I have to notify him?
7. How do I obtain copies of adoption records?