Must I appear in court?
Yes, whether adopting through an agency, or independently. The person adopting and the child or children sought to be adopted must appear before the Probate Court for the final hearing. In certain circumstances, other appearances may be required. Exceptions can only be granted by the court and only upon a showing of good cause.

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1. Must I appear in court?
2. Is the Birth Certificate changed?
3. Are accountings for fees and costs required?
4. Must I have an Attorney?
5. Who must consent?