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. A child over 14 years of age must attend the hearing.
Foreign 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.
|Report of Adoption (not available on website)
Statistical form to amend birth certificate. A check for $40 payable to the Bureau of Vital Statistics for the birth certificate must be paid on the day of the hearing. If more than one copy is desired, please include $3 for each additional copy.
|| Order for Adoption
Order formally indicating the court's decision to grant the adoption petition.
|Ozaukee County Form
||Receipt for Medical / Genetic Information
Affidavit signed by the adopting parent acknowledging receipt of all medical / genetic information.
||Consent to Adoption
Affidavit of a minor over 12 years of age consenting to their adoption.
Supporting Foreign Documents
- Certified copy of foreign court documents with English translation
- Investigative homes study report
- Notice of release of medical / genetic information
- Recommendation of agency / guardian