All documents must be filed to commence the adoption proceedings. Juvenile forms may be accessed on the Wisconsin Court System or Wisconsin Department of Health Services. A packet of forms is also available from the Clerk of Courts Office for $5.
Domestic Adoption Forms
||Petition for Adoption - Child / Adult
To initiate a proceeding in the court for approval of an adoption of a child or adult.
||Order for Hearing and Investigation - Adoptive Placement / Adoption
Court order directing an investigation for an adoptive placement and/or adoption.
||Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act Affidavit
Oath by petitioner to meet the jurisdictional requirements of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.
||Consent to Adoption
Affidavit by the parent whose rights were not terminated consenting to the adoption of their biological child. Affidavit of a minor over 12 years of age consenting to their adoption by their stepparent.
|Ozaukee County Form
||Receipt for Medical / Genetic Information
Affidavit signed by the adopting parent acknowledging receipt of all medical / genetic information.
||Order for Adoption
Order formally indicating the court's decision to grant the adoption petition.
||Petition for Adoptive Placement (if applicable)
Petition to seek the court's approval for the placement of a child in a home for pre-adoption purposes.
||Order for Adoptive Placement (if applicable)
Order placing a child in a proposed adoptive home for pre-adoption purposes.
|DHFS Form HCF5022
||Report of Adoption (not available on website)
Statistical form to amend birth certificate.
- Copy of original birth certificate
- Certified copy of order concerning termination of parental rights
- Investigative home study report
- Recommendation of agency / guardian