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59-2126. Venue. (a) In an independent adoption venue shall be in the county in which the petitioner resides or in the county in which the child to be adopted resides.

(b) In an agency adoption venue shall be:

(1) In the county in which the petitioner resides;

(2) in the county in which the child to be adopted resided prior to receipt of custody by the agency; or

(3) where the child placing agency is located.

(c) In a stepparent adoption venue shall be in the county in which the petitioner resides or where the child resides.

(d) If the petitioner resides upon or is stationed at a United States military post or reservation within this state, and the child to be adopted is then residing with the petitioner, venue may be in the district court of the county in which the post or reservation is located, or in the district court of any county located immediately adjacent to such county.

(e) Where the residence of the child, as defined in K.S.A. 59-2112, serves as the basis for venue, a sworn affidavit shall be filed with the petition setting forth the factual basis for the child's residency.

History: L. 1990, ch. 145, ยง 16; July 1.


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