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Greenlee County Attorney
Adoption Services

If you are a step-parent, grandparent or other relative of the child you wish to adopt, the Greenlee County Attorney's Office will provide you with the following forms:

  • Adoption Information

    This form provides our office with all the information we need to complete the Petition for Adoption and Request for New Birth Certificate.

  • Consent to Adoption

    This form, signed by the natural mother or natural father relinquishes her/his parental rights and gives consent for the child to be adopted. (This form must be signed in front of a Notary Public.)

  • Petition for Adoption and Acceptance and Waiver of Process

    This form, signed by the natural mother or natural father relinquishes her/his parental rights and gives consent for the child to be adopted. (This form must be signed in front of a Notary Public.)

  • Notice of Hearing Petition for Adoption

    The Judge will set a date for the Final Adoption Hearing, usually within 60 days of the date the Petition is filed. If a date is set and you, the adoptive parents, cannot be at the courthouse on that date or time, please send a letter to the Clerk of the Superior Court, indicating that you would like the date to be moved (you may indicate choices of a better time and date)

  • Final Adoption

    This hearing is held in the Superior Courtroom on the second floor of the Courthouse. The County Attorney and Judge may ask you a few questions regarding your desire to adopt. This proceeding will take about 30 minutes.

    Note: We will need a copy of the Child's original birth certificate prior to the Final Adoption hearing.

  • Request for New Birth Certificate

    We will prepare a Request for a New Birth Certificate for you, the adoptive parents, and the Clerk of the Court to sign. Unless the child was born in a state other than Arizona, we will mail the request to the Arizona Dept of Vital Statistics and a new birth certificate will be mailed to you. If the child was born in another state, you will need to contact that state's Vital Statistics department for information on obtaining a new certificate.

Other: Please contact this office for information regarding the severance of parental rights, deceased parents, publishing notice of adoption, or other questions you may have.

County Attorney
P.O. Box 1717
Clifton , AZ 85533

Normal Business Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (928) 865-4108
Fax: (928) 865-4665

Derek Rapier, Attorney
Larry Gale, Attorney - Investigator
Jeremy Ford, Chief Deputy Attorney

County Seal Use

A.R.S. 11-251.17 Use of county seal restricted; cease and desist order; violation; classification

Sec A. A person may use, display or otherwise employ any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal only after obtaining the approval of the board of supervisors of that county. The board of supervisors may grant a certificate of approval of the application by any person showing good cause for the use of the county seal for a proper purpose. No person other than a county department may use the county seal for the purpose of advertising or promoting the sale of any article of merchandise within this state or for the promoting any other commercial purpose. The board of supervisors may adopt rules for the use of the county seal or any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal, including rules for the use of the county seal for official county business.