The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 5-104. Jurisdiction and venue
(a) The probate division of the superior court has jurisdiction over a proceeding for the adoption of an adult or emancipated minor under this article if a petitioner lived in this state for at least 90 days immediately preceding the filing of a petition for adoption.
(b) A petition for adoption may be filed in the probate division of the superior court in the district in which a petitioner lives. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)