Fees Associated with Step-Parent Adoptions

Effective March 25, 2009.

Fee TypeFee Amount
Petition for Adoption$185
Supplemental Petition / Affidavit to Terminate Parental Rights$20
Petition for Hearing to Identify Father and Determine / Terminate Rights$20
Subsequent Petitions, Motions and Objections$20
Certified Copy of Order of Adoption$11 (Per Copy)
Certified Copies10 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$50 For State of Michigan (Additional Copies: $16)

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

  • $40 fee for returned checks