Courts Adult Adoptions
An adult adoption is an adoption of a person eighteen or older (generally by a step-parent).

The petitioners (adopting parents) file a petition with this Court and an investigation is conducted. Once the investigation is completed and the adoption is recommended a hearing will be scheduled to take the consent of the adoptee and finalize the adoption. The rights of the biological parent(s) are not terminated and their consent to the adoption is not required. The biological parent(s) are required to be notified of the adoption hearing.

Fees Associated with Adult Adoptions
Filing Fee:  $185.00 (paid to Montcalm County at the time of filing)
Adoption Investigations: $150.00 (paid directly to the assigned investigator)
Certified copy of Order of Adoption: $10.00 (paid to Montcalm County prior to finalization)
Subsequent Petitions, Motions, Objections… $20.00
Fees may be paid by cash, check, or money order payable to: Montcalm County  

Notice to Persons Representing Self
Starting an Adult Adoption