My boyfriend and I haven't gotten this far yet, but in an effort to help you out a bit, I went to my county clerk of court's website and researched the costs. For us, it would be $400 to file a petition for termination of parental rights (my ex's rights would have to be terminated first), adoption and name change. The only thing I do NOT know from that is if that is good for both kids or if it would be $400 per kid. I'm thinking it should be for both, as they could both be put on the same petition, or at least that's how it's always been in the past. I would check with your local courthouse or a local lawyer, as the fees and charges could be different depending on where you live. I live in Central FL. Hope that helps you out a bit.
at 6:05 PM on Feb. 19, 2010