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FAQ - Adoption

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

How soon can I have my adoption hearing take place?

It typically takes up to six months for an adoption hearing to take place.  If you are not able to wait six months you can file a motion, supported by an affidavit, for an expedited hearing with the court stating why it would be in the best interest of the child and that either:

  • the child has been diagnosed with a progressive, chronic, debilitating or fatal disease
  • the prospective adoptive parent is terminally ill
  • other time sensitive reasons as determined by the court

If the court approves your motion, your hearing may be set anytime after your petition is processed.


Adoption Information