How long does the process take?
From the time the referral reaches our office to completion varies depending on the type of adoption. A stepparent adoption can take from six weeks to six months depending on the timeliness of paperwork and references returned.

A newborn or relative adoption usually takes several months to complete. That process is more extensive and requires more paperwork, a home visit and longer interviews.

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1. Where is Pierce County Adoption Services located?
2. How long does the process take?
3. How do I know if I need an attorney?
4. How much does an adoption cost?
5. Does my child participate in the process?
6. Who is required to attend the court hearing?
7. When and where are adoption hearings held?
8. What should we wear to court?
9. My child’s father is not listed on the birth certificate. Do I have to notify him?