Fees Associated With Relative Adoptions

Effective March 25, 2009

Fee TypeFee Amount
Petition for Adoption$185
Subsequent Petitions, Motions and Objections$20
Certified Copy of Order of Adoption$11 (Per Copy)
Certified Copies$10 for the Certification and $1 Each for Each Page of Same Document
Adoption Investigations$150 for One Child, $50 for Each Additional Child
Publication FeeIf Necessary, Payable Directly to Newspaper
Fee to Create New Birth Certificate$40 for State of Michigan

Fees may be paid by cash, check or money order payable to: Montcalm County Probate Court (unless otherwise indicated).

  • $40 fee for returned checks