California Adopt 200 Adoption Request Form is submitted to the Judicial Council of California for requesting adoption of a child. However, this form is suitable for requesting adoption of only one child. You must file separate Adopt 200 form for each child.
Refer to 23 parts of the form completely to understand its requirements and provisions. Welfare and Institutions Code, §§ 366.24, 16119; Family Code, §§ 8714, 8714.5, 8802, 8912, 9000; and Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.730 govern the filing of this California Adopt 200 Adoption Request Form.
- You may need to provide additional forms like ADOPT-220 and ADOPT-310 when applicable in addition to the ADOPT-200 form.
- Please complete all fields accurately and legibly.
- Do not make any entry in the field reserved for the entry by the Court’s clerk.
- Provide your name and case number on the foremost portion of page 2 and 3 of the ADOPT-200 form.
- You as petitioner file the California Adopt 200 Adoption Request Form under the penalty of perjury.
How to Fill the California Adopt 200 Adoption Request Form
Part 1: Enter your name as adopting parent, then relationship with the child, and address with phone number. Provide details of lawyer representing the case if any.
Part 2: Select only one option to specify the type of adoption from 7 options offered.
Part 3: Provide child’s new name, gender, date of birth, age, address, place of birth, child’s consent for adoption if above 12 years, and date of possession of the child.
Part 4: Enter child’s name before adoption.
Part 5: Select if the child has a legal guardian, enter the date of the guardianship order, county, and case number.
Part 6: Select if child is court’s dependant and then enter Juvenile case number and name of county.
Part 7: Select if child has Indian ancestry and enclose ADOPT-220 form if you select yes.
Part 8: Enter name of child’s birth parents if known.
Part 9: Complete 9.a, 9.b, and 9.c in case of adoption by agency.
Part 10: Complete 10.a, 10.b, and 10.c in case of independent adoption.
Part 11: Complete 11.a, 11.b, and 11.c in case of stepparent adoption.
Part 12: Select part 12 if child is conceived by artificial insemination.
Part 13: Select most suitable choice among the available for contact after adoption. You may need to enclose ADOPT-310 when applicable.
Part 14: Select your response for the consent of the presumed father and/or birth mother when applicable according to Fam. Code, § 8606 subdivision.
Part 15: Provide name of parent, relationship with the child, and date if the court terminated parental rights.
Part 16: Provide name, relationship with the child, and date if the child is subjected to tribal customary adoption order as per Welf & Inst. Code, § 366.24.
Part 17: Enter name and relationship to child if Petition to Terminate Parental Rights is filed along with California Adopt 200 Adoption Request Form.
Part 18: Enter name and relationship to the child of persons not contacted for one year or more when Application for Freedom from Parental Custody is filed as per (Family Code, § 8604(b).)
Part 19: Enter the name and relationship of the dead parent with parental rights.
Part 22: Enter date and your printed name, along with the signature of the representing attorney if any.
Part 23: Complete California Adopt 200 Adoption Request Form by entering date and printed name along with signature of adopting parent. Use separate line for name and signature of each adopting parent.