Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I make a payment?  You can make a payment online.

  • How do I get legal assistance? Visit a help desk in the courthouse.

  • How do I obtain criminal background checks for adoptions?

    • Contact the DAFSS to coordinate fingerprinting

    • Complete the fingerprint request form

    • Contact the DAFSS when you have been fingerprinted in order to ensure the background check results are submitted to the appropriate parties

    • Results will be retrieved by the DAFSS and submitted to the relevant party

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