FORMS REQUIRED AT TIME OF FILING TO INITIATE ADOPTION PROCEEDING
REQUIRED FORMS TO BE FILED PRIOR TO COURT HEARING
When completing the forms, please be sure to put the child’s FIRST, MIDDLE AND LAST name (in that order) as it appears on the ORIGINAL foreign birth certificate in the caption of each form.
After the adoption has been granted, you will receive a copy of the “Order for Adoption” signed by the Judge and the original “Report of Adoption” after it has been signed and sealed by the clerk in the courtroom. If you would like a certified copy of the “Order for Adoption, the fee is $6.25 for each certified copy and you may stop in the office to obtain those certified copies. To obtain the child’s new “Certification of Birth Facts” (birth certificate), send the original signed, sealed “Report of Adoption” form and the supporting documents described in “Part V” of the form to the address shown in “Part IX” of the form. If you have any questions about the “Report of Adoption” form, you may call 608-267-7166.