Petition For Stepparent Adoption (Uncontested) Form. This is a Minnesota form and can be use in District Court Statewide.
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State of Minnesota County District Court Judicial District: Court File Number: Case Type: Adoption Stepparent In Re the Petition of: , Petitioner/Parent and , Petitioner/Stepparent To Adopt: , (child's current name) , (child's current name) , (child's current name) Petitioners, upon their oaths or affirmations, and to the best of their information and belief, represent to the Court the following: PETITIONERS 1. Petitioners' full names are (parent's name) [hereinafter "parent"] and ___________________________________ (stepparent's name) [hereinafter "stepparent"]. 2. Petitioners' respective dates of birth are birth) and (stepparent's date of birth). 3. Petitioners were married on City of (county), State of (city), County of (state). (parent's date of (date of marriage) in the Petition for Stepparent Adoption (Uncontested) 4. Petitioners presently reside at __________________________________________________ (street address) in the City of (city), County of _______________________, State of Minnesota. 5. Petitioners have resided in Minnesota since ____________________ (date began residing in Minnesota), which (check one): has been for at least one year as required under Minnesota Statutes § 259.22. has not been for at least one year as required under Minnesota Statutes § 259.22, but, pursuant to that statute, Petitioners ask the Court to reduce the residency requirement to 30 days as requested in the Motion, Affidavit, and Proposed Order included with this Petition for Stepparent Adoption. ADO202 State ENG Rev 7/15 www.mncourts.gov/forms Page 1 of 6 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com CHILD(REN) TO BE ADOPTED 6. Stepparent desires to adopt the following child(ren): Child's Current Full Name Child's Current Age and Date of Birth Child's County and State of Birth Full Name of Child's Birth Mother Full Name of Child's Birth Father 7. The above named child(ren) own(s) no real estate, savings or bank accounts, bonds, securities or personal property other than clothing and personal effects of inconsequential market value, except as shown on attached list. 8. Included with this petition is a certified copy of each child's birth certificate. 9. The child(ren) (check one) is or is not an Indian child(ren) (an Indian child is a child who is either a member of an Indian tribe or eligible for membership in an Indian tribe) and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) (check one) does or does not apply. STOP If the child to be adopted is an Indian child and the Indian Child Welfare Act applies, you cannot use this packet of forms because of the additional notice and other requirements involved in the adoption of an Indian child. 10. The Stepparent of the above named child(ren) obtained physical custody of said child(ren) at the time of Petitioners' marriage). 11. The child(ren) has/have lived in the Petitioners' home since the date of Petitioners' marriage. CONSENT 12. Each child to be adopted who is age 14 or older, if any, has consented to be adopted by his/her Stepparent. The written consent is included with this Petition for Stepparent Adoption and was executed before two competent witnesses and acknowledged by the child before a notary public. 13. (nonpetitioning parent's name), the nonpetitioning parent of the child(ren), has consented to the adoption of the child(ren) by the stepparent. The written consent is included with this Petition for Stepparent Adoption and was executed before two competent witnesses and acknowledged by the nonpetitioning parent before a notary public. ADO202 State ENG Rev 7/15 www.mncourts.gov/forms Page 2 of 6 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com RESULTS OF SEARCH OF FATHERS' ADOPTION REGISTRY 14. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 259.52, the Fathers Adoption Registry has been searched pursuant to a request of the county social services agency and certification that the registry has been searched, and the results of that search, have been filed with the Court. PARTIES TO ADOPTION PROCEEDING 15. Pursuant to Adoption Rule 35.05, subd. 2(k), following are the names and addresses of the parties to this Stepparent Adoption proceeding: Category Parent Stepparent Child 1 (if age 10 or older) Child 2 (if age 10 or older) Child 3 (if age 10 or older) Child 4 (if age 10 or older) Child 5 (if age 10 or older) Child's Guardian Ad Litem Child's legal custodian (if different from parent) Child's legal guardian (if different from parent) If there is one, he/she will be appointed by the court Name Address (Street, City, State) ADOPTION HOME STUDY AND POST-PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT 16. Petitioners understand that, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 259.41, subd. 1(b), an adoption home study is not required in this stepparent adoption because the adoption is with an individual who is related to the child. ADO202 State ENG Rev 7/15 www.mncourts.gov/forms Page 3 of 6 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 17. Petitioners understand that Minnesota Statutes § 259.53 requires a post-placement assessment in stepparent adoption, but that assessment may be waived upon request to the court. Petitioners (check one of the following): Do not request waiver of the post-placement assessment and ask the Court to forward this petition to the appropriate agency to conduct the post-placement assessment, including the required background study and fingerprint check. Ask the Court to waive the post-placement assessment as requested in the Motion, Affidavit, and Proposed Order included with this Petition for Stepparent Adoption. Petitioners understand that even if the Court waives the postplacement assessment, the Court cannot waive the required background study and fingerprint check which must be conducted on every adult in the home age 18 and older. COMMUNICATION AND CONTACT AGREEMENT 18. Petitioners understand that Minnesota Statutes § 259.58 allows them to enter into a communication or contact agreement with the nonpetitioning parent. Petitioners (check one): Do not wish to enter into a communication or contact agreement with the nonpetitioning parent. Wish to enter into a communication or contact agreement with the nonpetitioning parent and such agreement is included with this Petition for Stepparent Adoption. REQUEST FOR ADOPTION 19. Petitioners desire that the relationship of parent and child be established between the abovenamed child(ren) and Stepparent. 20. Petitioners freely undertake the obligation fully to support and care for the above-named child(ren) until the child