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Adoption Proceedings Quick Reference Materials

To access flowcharts, checklists, and tables on a variety of adoption-related proceedings involving an Indian child, see our Indian Child Proceedings Quick Reference Materials


Adoption Process Flowchart: Involuntary Termination Cases

Adoption Process Flowchart: Voluntary Termination Cases


Notice of Intent to Consent to Adoption of Expected Child Checklist

Preliminary Matters Checklist

Consent Hearing Checklist

Withholding Consent (Section 45) - Preliminary Matters Checklist

Withholding Consent (Section 45) - Hearing Checklist


Finalizing Adoption

Preliminary Matters Checklist

Petition Hearing Checklist



Petition for Rehearing Checklist

Rehearing Checklist



Notice of Intent to Release Expected Child for Adoption Checklist


Preliminary Matters Checklist

Release Hearing Checklist


Temporary Placements

Preliminary Matters Checklist

Custody Hearing Checklist

Filing of Transfer Report Checklist


Terminating Father's Parental Rights

Without Release or Consent Checklist - Preliminary Matters Checklist

Without Release or Consent Checklist - Hearing Checklist


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Proceedings Involving an Indian Child Quick Reference Materials

To access flowcharts, checklists, and tables on a variety of general adoption-related proceedings, see our Adoption Proceedings Quick Reference Materials


Applicability of ICWA/MIFPA

Jurisdiction Under ICWA/MIFPA

Notice Requirements Under ICWA/MIFPA  

Voluntary Proceedings

Consent to Adopt Flowchart - TPR Proceedings Under ICWA/MIFPA

Consent to Adopt Checklist - Preliminary Matters

Consent to Adopt Checklist - Consent Hearing

Release for Adoption - Preliminary Matters

Release for Adoption - Release Hearing

Voluntary Guardianship Proceedings Under ICWA/MIFPA  

 Involuntary Proceedings

Involuntary TPR Under ICWA/MIFPA

Involuntary Guardianship Proceedings Under ICWA/MIFPA

Emergency Proceedings Under ICWA/MIFPA

Removal Hearing Proceedings Under ICWA/MIFPA

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Domestic Relations Quick Reference Materials




Family Support Act (FSA)

Parenting/Grandparenting Time




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Juvenile Justice Proceedings Quick Reference Materials


Governing Statutes & Court Rules

Which Court Has Jurisdiction?

Who May Conduct Which Proceeding?

Limitations on Places of Detention

Proceedings When Juvenile May Be Tried/Sentenced Criminally

Delinquency Proceedings

Initiating Delinquency Proceedings Checklist

Time & Notice Requirements in Delinquency Proceedings Table

Preliminary Inquiry Checklist

Preliminary Hearing Checklist

Consent Calendar Hearing Checklist

Plea of Admission or No Contest Checklist

Trial Checklist

Dispositional Hearing Checklist

Dispositional Review Hearing When Juvenile Placed Outside Home Checklist

Commitment Review Hearing Checklist

Probation Violation Hearing or Plea Checklist

Probation Violation Detention Hearing Checklist

Designated Proceedings

Court-Designated Proceedings Flowchart

Prosecutor-Designated Proceedings Flowchart

Time & Notice Requirements in Designated Proceedings Table

Pretrial Requirements

Preliminary Examination Checklist

Trial Checklist

Determining Sentence or Disposition Checklist

Interim Review Hearing Following Delayed Imposition of Sentence Checklist

Final Review Hearing Following Delayed Imposition of Sentence Checklist

Other Proceedings Involving a Juvenile

Juvenile LWOP Sentencings/Resentencings Tables

Time & Notice Requirements in Automatic Waiver Proceedings Table

Traditional Waiver Checklist

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Safe Delivery of Newborns Act

pdf Safe Delivery of Newborns Act Benchcard

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