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Adoption / Termination of Parental Rights

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Adoption

Adult Adoptions are handled through the Register in Probate Office.  

Step-Parent Adoptions and Agency Adoptions are handled through the Register in Probate Office. You may come to the office to purchase a forms packet for a fee or click on Step-Parent Adoption [PDF] or Agency Adoption Guideline [PDF] for a guideline. It may be necessary to hire an attorney to assist you with either of these procedures. You MUST contact a licensed adoption agency to complete the step-parent investigation/screening OR a Home Study Report and Recommendation of Agency. A Receipt for Medical/Genetic Information Form must be submitted to the court prior to the hearing.

Adoptions and Adoptive Placements Forms

Foreign Adoptions are handled through the Register in Probate Office.  Within 365 days of a child being admitted to the United States, the Adoptive parent shall submit a letter to the Court requesting registration of the foreign adoption.  The request must comply with Wisconsin Statute 48.97.  If you have questions about the procedure, please consult an attorney.   

Adoptions and Adoptive Placements Forms

Termination

Terminations of Parental Rights are handled through the Register in Probate Office. You may come to the office to purchase a forms packet for a fee or click on Termination of Parental Rights [PDF] for a guideline. It may be necessary to hire an attorney to assist you with this procedure. A Guardian ad Litem MUST be hired to represent the child(ren)

Termination of Parental Rights Forms (Voluntary and Involuntary).

Family History Questionnaire - Medical and Genetic Information

Family History Questionnaire - Pregnancy and Delivery Information