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.

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