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Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) Forms

Below is a listing of and links to blank forms that are necessary in filing for Termination of Parental Rights (TPR). 
They are separated into two (2) categories:
The forms listed under "Required Forms"
MUST be submitted in order for your filing
to be accepted by the Court.
The forms listed under "Situational Forms"
should only be filed if your circumstances
match those described.
All forms are provided in Microsoft Word (.doc) format.  If you do not own Microsoft Word or the Microsoft Office Suite,
you may want to consider downloading Open Office, free of charge, from the

If you are not able to determine which forms you need to file, please review the TPR Instruction Packet, visit the Family Court Resource Center in your County, or consider contacting an attorney.  ALL Pro Se litigants are encouraged to review the TPR Instruction Packet while preparing their filing.

Required Forms:

Situational Forms (Please review all forms and scenarios):

  • Affidavit of Unknown Address (Form 241)
    This form should be filed if you do not know where the Respondent(s) live
  • Affidavit of Non-Military Service (Form 405)
    This form should be filed if you know that the Respondent is NOT in the military service of the United States of America and ONLY if the Respondent has not filed an answer or otherwise entered an appearance with the Court by the day of your hearing
  • Consent to Terminate and Transfer Parental Rights (Form 140)
    File this document only if you and the Respondent(s) have already agreed upon the termination and transfer of parental rights to another person for purposes of adoption
  • Waiver of Rights under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (Form 420)
    • File this form only if the Respondent is in the military
    • If the Respondent does not file an Answer or Affidavit of Appearance, you must have the Respondent(s) sign the form
    • If you are unable to reach the Respondent to obtain any of these documents, you must file a Motion to Appoint and Attorney (see Motion Packet)