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A certified long form birth certificate must be filed. When filing a Petition for Adoption of a child from a foreign country, the Petitioner(s) must include the original foreign documents and a copy of the same documents. The original documents will be returned to the Petitioner(s) at the Court hearing.
|Form Name||Description Of Form||Form||Instructions|
|Petition for Adoption and Affidavit of Petitioner(s)||This form must be completed by the adopting parties.||•|
|Affidavit Disclosing Care or Custody Proceedings||Complete this form to let the court know if there are any care or custody proceedings regarding the child in Massachusetts or any other state.||•||•|
|Federal Missing Child Search||This form must be completed by the adopting parties and mailed or faxed to the Department of Children and Families.||•|
|Request for Record Information (CORI)||Petitioner(s) must complete this form to be filed with the adoption paperwork.||•|
|Surrender of Parent||To be completed by the birth parent(s) seeking to terminate their parental rights.||•|
|Motion to Waive Report of DCF||This form may be completed if the natural parent is one of the adopting parties.||•|
|Affidavit - Parent(s) Unknown or of Parts Unknown (Bio Parent)||This form to be completed with the most current information regarding the parent(s) whereabouts or identity.||•|
|Motion for Publication if Unknown Father||Required if ID of father is unknown.||•|