In the State of Washington all adoptions are filed in the Superior Courts. It is strongly recommended that potential adopters hire an attorney but they can choose to act pro se (meaning represent themselves) in this type of matter. Unlike most other family law matters there are no state wide standard forms available and the Superior Court Clerks Office does not carry any pre-made packets for this. Furthermore, our Court Facilitators do not have any training in or knowledge of this type of case. The filing fee is $260.