Adoption Checklist

Filing fee is $96.00

( ) 1. Petition for Adoption on form prescribed by §26-10A-16.
        a. Child must have lived in the home for one year.

( ) 2. Certified copy of child's birth certificate, or affidavit
        as required by §26-10A-16(c), to be filed with petition.

( ) 3. Consents of those required by §26-10A-7, on form
        prescribed by §26-10A-11, to be filed with petition.
        a. Watch Item #10.
        b. Consent must be signed in three different places
            and notarized once.

( ) 4. Proof of Notice/Waivers as required by §26-10A-17, to
        be filed with petition.
        a. Probate Court will serve notice to Department of
            Human Resources.

( ) 5. Report of Adoption (VS-17) for State Registrar of Vital
        Statistics.

( ) 6. Copy of marriage license and any divorce decrees, if
        applicable, for the petitioners. If petitioners have
        never been divorced, affidavit stating this is the first
        and only marriage.

Special circumstances may require additional information or motions.