Adoption / Termination

The following information should assist attorney's filing for adoption. To speak directly to the clerk who handles Adoptions/Terminations, call 254-933-5194.

When filing the initial petition for adoption, the following information may be useful:

Anyone requesting copies for confidential records must make the request in writing. A judge must approve the request before copies can be provided. Click here to download the copy request form.

Those interesting in reviewing documents within a Adoption or Termination case must complete the Application for Release of Adoption Records.

If there is an existing case in Bell County involving the family or child, please provide the cause/case number to help establish jurisdiction