We strive to provide excellent customer service to the Bench and the public to ensure we timely process and finalize adoption cases.  Juvenile Court Administration works closely with attorneys, DCS, adoption agencies, private petitioners, and Judicial divisions to make that happen.  For more information, please read our juvenile adoption cases or our adoption certification cases section.

For more information, please read our juvenile adoption cases or our adoption certification cases section.

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Contact Information


Main: 602-506-4533

For information about an adoption case (including hearing date/time, status of the case,  ruling), please contact the assigned Judicial division or your attorney.  

Juvenile Court Administration cannot provide legal advice, clarify judicial rulings, or advise whether a party needs to file a specific motion, notice or any other type of document.

Maricopa County Attorney's Office (MCAO)

The  Maricopa County Attorney’s Office handles uncontested, private and stepparent adoptions at no cost. For more information, contact MCAO at 602-372-5437.

Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library Resource Center

For a child to be adopted, he/she must be legally free for adoption.  This may require severance or relinquishment of parental rights.  For more information regarding severance or relinquishment proceedings, please contact Law Library Resource Center at 602-506-7353.

Forms and information are available on the Law Library Resource Center (LLRC) website at:


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