Berrien County Trial Court Adoption Services
Berrien County Trial Court
Family Division, Adoption Services
811 Port Street St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269-983-7111 x8454
Email: Cindy Wigent
Located on the 4th floor of the St. Joseph Courthouse in the Probate Department.
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (See Holiday Schedule for office closings)
Instructions for filing for an Adoption in Berrien County
Map & Driving Directions
This office assists with all of the adoption filings in Berrien County. Please note: This office doesn’t take the place of an adoption agency.
Please mail or hand-deliver the appropriate adoption materials to the attention of Adoption Services. If you have questions regarding the requirements, please call 269-983-7111 at extension 8454.
Filing fees are due at the time of the case filing. Check or money order payable to Berrien County Probate Court.
Fees Associated with Adoptions
|Adoption Filing Fee
|Certified Order of Adoption
|Motions and Petitions
|Adoption Search Fee
|Delayed Registration of Foreign Birth
|Michigan Birth Certificate - Must be Born in Michigan
(check or money-order made out to the State of Michigan)