Texas Adoption Papers PDF Details

Texas adoption papers form is a process which finalizes an adoption. Documents must be filed with the Texas Registry of Adoptions and the state court system to make your adoption legal in the Lone Star State. This guide will provide you with what you need to complete this process, who can help you, and what to expect along the way.

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Form NameTexas Adoption Papers
Form Length2 pages
Fillable?No
Fillable fields0
Avg. time to fill out30 sec
Other namestexas adoption application, adoption papers texas, texas step parent adoption forms, vs 160 form

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STATE OF TEXAS

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION

 

THIS IS A PERMANENT RECORD – PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT ONLY

 

 

SECTION 1

PLEASE FURNISH THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE INFORMATION CURRENTLY ON

 

FILE IN THE VITAL STATISTICS OFFICE.

 

THIS INFORMATION IS NECESSARY TO LOCATE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE

ORIGINAL

BIRTH

INFORMATION

1. NAME OF CHILD (BEFORE THIS ADOPTION)

FIRST

MIDDLE

 

 

LAST

 

2. DATE OF BIRTH (mm/dd/yyyy)

 

3. SEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. TIME OF BIRTH

 

5. NAME OF HOSPITAL

 

 

6. CITY

 

7. COUNTY

 

8. STATE OR FOREIGN COUNTRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. PARENT

FIRST

MIDDLE

 

LAST

MAIDEN

 

10. PARENT

FIRST

MIDDLE

LAST

MAIDEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2

PLEASE ENTER THE INFORMATION AS IT IS TO APPEAR ON THE NEW BIRTH RECORD.

All information below MUST be provided or a new birth certificate cannot be completed.

Single-Parent Adoption – Complete Only The Appropriate Information Regarding The Adopting Parent

11. Is This a Step-Parent Adoption?

12. Is This a Single Parent Adoption?

13. Do You Want The Birth Record Changed Based on the Adoption Decree?

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

PARENT

14. TITLE OF PARENT

 

MOTHER

FATHER

PARENT

 

 

 

Adoptive

15. NAME OF PARENT

FIRST

MIDDLE

CURRENT LAST NAME

LAST NAME BEFORE MARRIAGE

 

 

 

 

 

Biological

16. DATE OF BIRTH

17. PLACE OF BIRTH (STATE OR FOREIGN COUNTRY)

18. PARENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY NO. (WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE BIRTH

 

 

CERTIFICATE)

PARENT

19. TITLE OF PARENT

 

MOTHER

FATHER

PARENT

 

 

 

Adoptive

20. NAME OF PARENT

FIRST

MIDDLE

CURRENT LAST NAME

LAST NAME BEFORE MARRIAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological

21. DATE OF BIRTH

22. PLACE OF BIRTH (STATE OR FOREIGN COUNTRY)

 

23. PARENT”S SOCIAL SECURITY NO. (WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE BIRTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT(S) ADDRESS

24.

STREET ADDRESS

CITY

COUNTY

STATE

ZIP

25. INSIDE CITY LIMITS?

 

 

AT THE TIME OF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

CHILD’S BIRTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT(S)

26.

STREET ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

 

ZIP

27. PARENT(S) TELEPHONE NUMBER:

 

 

CURRENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28. PARENT(S) EMAIL ADDRESS

29. SIGNATURE OF PARENT(S)

MAIL BIRTH

CERTIFICATE TO:

30.

Attorney Parent(s) Clerk’s Office

MAILING ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP

SECTION 3 PLEASE PROVIDE THE INFORMATION BELOW FOR THE CENTRAL ADOPTION REGISTRY

 

31. BIOLOGICAL MOTHER

FIRST

MIDDLE

 

LAST (MAIDEN)

32. SSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL

33. BIOLOGICAL MOTHER’S DATE OF BIRTH

 

34. BIOLOGICAL MOTHER’S PLACE OF BIRTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOPTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRY

35. BIOLOGICAL FATHER

FIRST

MIDDLE

 

LAST

36. SSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37. BIOLOGICAL FATHER’S DATE OF BIRTH

 

38. BIOLOGICAL FATHER’S PLACE OF BIRTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39. NAME OF ATTORNEY OF RECORD

 

 

40. ATTORNEY’S EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

ATTORNEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

41. MAILING ADDRESS OF ATTORNEY

 

 

 

 

42. TELEPHONE NUMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLACING

43. NAME OF CHILD PLACING AGENCY OR MANAGING CONSERVATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENCY OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGING

44. MAILING ADDRESS OF CHILD PLACING AGENCY OR MANAGING CONSERVATOR

 

 

 

45. TELEPHONE NUMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4

 

 

CERTIFICATION OF THE COURT

 

 

Please complete the child’s name as set forth in the Decree of Adoption

46. NAME OF THE CHILD AS SET FORTH IN THE ADOPTION DECREE:

FIRST

MIDDLE

LAST

47.I HEARBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CORRECT AS STATED IN THE DECREE OF ADOPTION WHICH WAS GRANTED ON _______________DAY OF________________________,___________IN THE____________________COURT OF ________________

COUNTY, TEXAS IN CAUSE #__________________________.

_____________________________________

DISTRICT CLERK’S SIGNATURE

Warning: It is a felony to falsify information on this document. The penalty for knowingly making a false statement on this form or for signing a form which contains a false statement is 2 to 10 years

imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. (Health & Safety Code, §195,003)

VS-160 REV 8/2015

CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION

INSTRUCTIONS

These instructions are designed to assist you in the proper completion of the Certificate of Adoption. Should you have any questions, please contact our office toll free at 888-963-7111 for assistance. PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT LEGIBLY.

SECTION 1

The information in this section relates to the child’s information currently on file in the Vital Statistics Office. Enter the name of the child prior to adoption in item 1. This information must be supplied to enable us to locate the adoptee’s current certificate of birth.

SECTION 2

Item #11 If this is a step-parent adoption, the information concerning the biological parent (s) MUST also be furnished.

Item # 12 If this is a single parent adoption, please complete the appropriate information regarding adopting parent.

A step-parent adoption is not a single-parent adoption.

Item #13 If a NEW certificate is to be prepared, mark “YES”.

Items #14 through #28 this information relates to the adoptive parents. Some of this information will be transferred to the NEW certificate of birth.

Item #30 should be completed to indicate if the Attorney, Parent(s), or District Clerk will receive the new birth certificate and provide the current mailing address of the recipient.

SECTION 3

Items #31 through #38 are for the Central Adoption Registry. Please provide the requested information obtained on the biological parent(s) at the time of the adoption and/or termination of parental rights.

Items #39 through #42 Enter the name, mailing address, email address and telephone number of the attorney of record.

Items #43 through #45 Enter the information relating to the child placing agency or managing conservator.

SECTION 4

Items #46 through #47, should be completed by the Clerk of the Court. This section MUST be completed to show the child’s name after adoption as shown in the final decree of adoption. If Section 4 is not completed by the clerk of the court granting the adoption, a CERTIFIED COPY of the final decree of adoption MUST be attached to the certificate of adoption form and will be retained by our office.

EXPLANATION OF FEES:

FOR CHILDREN BORN IN TEXAS OR A FOREIGN COUNTRY, THE FEE TO FILE A NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE BASED ON ADOPTION IS $47.00. THE $47.00 FEE INCLUDES THE REQUIRED $25.00 FEE TO FILE THE ADOPTION AND THE $22.00

FEE TO ISSUE ONE CERTIFIED COPY OF THE NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE. (ADDITIONAL CERTIFIED COPIES ARE $22.00 EACH)

THE $15.00 CENTRAL ADOPTION REGISTRY (CAR) FEE IS REQUIRED ON EACH ADOPTION DECREE GRANTED IN TEXAS. IF THE CHILD WAS BORN IN ANOTHER STATE AND THE ADOPTION WAS GRANTED IN TEXAS, ONLY THE $15.00 CAR FEE IS REQUIRED.

FOR ADOPTIONS GRANTED IN OTHER US STATES OR TERRITORIES THE CENTRAL ADOPTION REGISTRY FEE OF $15.00 IS NOT REQUIRED.

A TOTAL FEE OF $62.00 MAY BE SUBMITTED IN ONE PAYMENT MADE PAYABLE TO TEXAS VITAL STATISTICS.

MAIL THE PROPERLY COMPLETED CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION WITH THE

APPROPRIATE FEES TO:

VITAL STATISTICS UNIT

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES

PO BOX 12040

AUSTIN TX 78711-2040

Warning: It is a felony to falsify information on this document. The penalty for knowingly making a false statement on this form or for signing a form which contains a false statement is 2 to 10 years

imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. (Health & Safety Code, §195,003)

VS-160 REV 8/2015

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