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 must have Adobe Reader (or above) to open and use the forms.  "Pdf fillable" forms can be saved to your computer and then you can type in them.  "Pdf" forms cannot be completed on your computer, but you can print and complete by hand.  

To jump down to a group of forms, click one of these links:

Child Adoption Forms 
Adult Adoption Forms
Termination of Parental Rights Forms

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

  

Child Adoption Forms

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Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable) 

Petition for Child Adoption (pdf fillable) 

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

Consent to Child 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 Child Adoption (pdf fillable)

Sample Letter to DFS (word)

Petition to Unseal Adoption Record (pdf fillable)

 

Adult Adoption Forms

Visit Adult Adoptions to learn more about the legal process.

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Petition for Adult Adoption (pdf fillable)

Spouse's Consent to Adult Adoption (pdf fillable)

Notice of Petition for Name Change via Adult Adoption (pdf fillable)

Uncontested Setting Slip (pdf fillable)

Adult Adoption Decree (pdf fillable)

 

Termination of Parental Rights Forms

Visit Terminating Parental Rights to learn more about the legal process.

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)

Certificate of Mailing - TPR (pdf) 

Final Order:

Order Terminating Parental Rights (pdf fillable)

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