Waukesha County

Adoptive Placements

Adoptive Placement is the process of obtaining the court's approval for placing a child in a proposed adoptive home for pre-adoption purposes. This matter is handled in the Juvenile Court and is filed at the Juvenile Center at 521 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha.

Below you will find basic instructions for handling your court matter and most of the forms you will need to get from the beginning to the end of the process. You have the option to:

  • Print the forms in PDF or
  • Complete the Word Fillable forms on-line

If a form is listed but not linked to a PDF or Word document, you must obtain that form from the office in which your matter is being handled.

Please keep in mind that not all forms are due at the same time. Review the Instructions provided to determine in what order to complete each form and other tasks required.

Hint: ONLY COMPLETE THE TASKS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED - Read ahead, but do not work ahead.

Adoptive Placement Packet

Number

Name

Instructions

Downloads

Link

JC-1640 Petition for Adoptive Placement 

PDF 

Word 

JC-1641  Order for Hearing and Investigation 

PDF 

Word 

JC-1642  Order for Adoptive Placement 

PDF 

Word 

DPH5022  Report of Adoption 

PDF