Form P-440 "Request for Certificate of Adoption or Termination of Parental Rights" - Alaska

What Is Form P-440?

This is a legal form that was released by the Alaska Court System - a government authority operating within Alaska. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on April 1, 2020;
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Download Form P-440 "Request for Certificate of Adoption or Termination of Parental Rights" - Alaska

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Instructions
If you need proof that your rights and responsibilities as a parent of a child have been ended by
a court order (either in a termination proceeding or an adoption proceeding), you can ask the
court for a certificate confirming that your parental rights have been terminated.
1.
Fill out the request form on the next page.
a.
If your rights ended because the child was adopted, you will need to provide
either the case number for the adoption or the new name the child was given
during the adoption. Adoption cases are indexed only by the child’s new name.
b.
If your parental rights were terminated in a separate proceeding (not related to
an adoption), the case will be indexed by the child’s original name, so you will
not need to know whether the child has been given a new name.
2.
Take your request to the court that issued the order terminating your rights or granting
the adoption. The files on these matters are confidential (not open to the public), so
the court will need proof that you are the parent whose rights were terminated before
the court will give you this certificate. You will need to bring photo identification with
you to the court.
Note that in Anchorage and Fairbanks you will need to go to the Probate Office rather
than the main clerk’s office to get adoption records.
If you do not live in the same community as the court that issued the order, you can
mail your request to the court. If you mail in your request, you will need to establish
proof of your identity by taking your photo identification to a notary public and having
the notary fill out the “Notarization” section at the bottom of the request form.
3.
The court does not charge you a fee for requesting this certificate.
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P-440 (4/20)(cs – duplex)
Adoption Rule 16(f)
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION OR TERMINATION
Instructions
If you need proof that your rights and responsibilities as a parent of a child have been ended by
a court order (either in a termination proceeding or an adoption proceeding), you can ask the
court for a certificate confirming that your parental rights have been terminated.
1.
Fill out the request form on the next page.
a.
If your rights ended because the child was adopted, you will need to provide
either the case number for the adoption or the new name the child was given
during the adoption. Adoption cases are indexed only by the child’s new name.
b.
If your parental rights were terminated in a separate proceeding (not related to
an adoption), the case will be indexed by the child’s original name, so you will
not need to know whether the child has been given a new name.
2.
Take your request to the court that issued the order terminating your rights or granting
the adoption. The files on these matters are confidential (not open to the public), so
the court will need proof that you are the parent whose rights were terminated before
the court will give you this certificate. You will need to bring photo identification with
you to the court.
Note that in Anchorage and Fairbanks you will need to go to the Probate Office rather
than the main clerk’s office to get adoption records.
If you do not live in the same community as the court that issued the order, you can
mail your request to the court. If you mail in your request, you will need to establish
proof of your identity by taking your photo identification to a notary public and having
the notary fill out the “Notarization” section at the bottom of the request form.
3.
The court does not charge you a fee for requesting this certificate.
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P-440 (4/20)(cs – duplex)
Adoption Rule 16(f)
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION OR TERMINATION
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF
ADOPTION OR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
I request a certificate from the court to prove that my parental rights and responsibilities have
been terminated as to the child named below.
1.
My full name:
2.
My parental rights were terminated
because the child was adopted.
in a separate proceeding (not related to an adoption).
3.
Case number (if known):
4.
The adoption/termination proceeding took place in
(city where court is located)
5.
Child's full name before adoption or termination:
6.
If child was adopted, child's full name after adoption:
I understand that I must present photo identification when I give this request to the court. If I am
mailing the request to the court, I understand that it must be notarized below.
Signature
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
Daytime Telephone Number
Notarization
(only required if request is mailed to court)
The individual making this request,
,
appeared
before
me on
and presented photo identification in the form of a
valid
showing him or her to be the person named
above.
Notary Public
My commission expires:
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P-440 (4/20)(cs – duplex)
Adoption Rule 16(f)
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION OR TERMINATION
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