The Adoption Services Unit works with the public and adoption agencies to provide oversight and supervision of adoption petitions and post-adoption information requests.  The professional and support staff are charged with ensuring that the confidentiality of information is maintained and that the adoption process is handled expeditiously as required by law.  The Adoption Services Unit processes adoption petitions for direct placement, agency, adult, stepparent, and relative adoptions.  Adoptions Services also accepts petitions regarding post-adoption matters, including confidential intermediary services. In addition, two permanency coordinators handle a specialized Adoption Permanency Docket and monitor the progress toward adoption permanency for each child.

 Submitting Materials

Please mail or hand deliver the materials to
Adoption Services at:

​Oakland County Circuit Court
Family Division, Adoption Services
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341-0452

 Filing Fees

​Filing fees are due at the time of the interview.

Michigan Birth with new birth certificate: $235
Michigan Birth without new birth certificate: $185
Out-of-State Birth: $185
Foreign Birth: $235
Motions and Petitions: $20