The Bergen County Surrogate acts as the Clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part, for all adoptions. R. 1:5-6(4) The Surrogate is responsible for reviewing and filing all complaints with respect to proposed adoptions.
There are several types of adoptions:
1. Adult Adoption
2. Agency Adoption
3. Foreign Re-Adoption
4. Private Adoption
5. Relative Adoption
6. Stepparent Adoption / Life-Partner / 2nd Parent / Co-Parent
For more detailed information on Adoptions, you may wish to visit the New Jersey Courts Online and read up on rules and procedures. However, please remember that there is no substitute for the opinion of a professional in these matters.