An adoption is a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relationship between persons not related by blood. The adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents, including the right to inherit.
To begin an adoption procedure, you may seek the assistance of an attorney or access the information located at www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/adoption.
Adoption forms are available at our office or at www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms.
Birth Record Information
You must provide the court with an Adoption Research Request and Application and Order Re: Release of Adoption Records along with the appropriate fees and self-addressed return envelope as outline in the request.