Adoption & Termination of Parental Rights Forms

This is a list of the adoption and termination of parental rights forms that are available, free of charge, at the Family Law Self-Help Center.

You can download a form on your computer by clicking one of the listed formats undeneath the form's title. To jump down to a group of forms, click one of these links:

Adoption Forms
Termination of Parental Rights Forms

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For information about how to fill out and file court forms, please read Basics of Court Forms and Filings

  

Adoption Forms

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf)

Petition for Adoption (pdf fillable)

Petition for Adoption (pdf)

Consent to Terminate Rights and Adoption - for Parent (pdf fillable)

Consent to Adoption - for Child 14 or older (pdf fillable)

Ex Parte Application to Waive Investigation and Affidavit of Fees (pdf fillable)

Order to Waive Investigation and Affidavit of Fees (pdf fillable)

Uncontested Setting Slip (pdf fillable)

Decree of Adoption (pdf fillable)

Decree of Adoption (pdf)

Sample Letter to DFS (word)

 

Termination of Parental Rights Forms

Forms to File a Case:

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Petition to Terminate Parental Rights (pdf fillable)

Notice of Hearing (TPR) (pdf fillable)

Affidavit of Service (TPR) (pdf fillable)

Certificate of Mailing - Child Support (pdf fillable)

Forms to Request Publication:

Affidavit to Serve by Publication - TPR (pdf)

Affidavit of Due Diligence - TPR (pdf)

Order to Serve by Publication -TPR (pdf)

Forms to Respond to a Case:

 Answer to Petition to Terminate Parental Rights (pdf fillable)

Final Order:

Order Terminating Parental Rights (pdf fillable)

Notice of Entry of Order (TPR) (pdf fillable)