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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective Date: 2-5-2018

Volume:

X

Forms

Chapter:

A

Forms

Revised Date: 2-4-2019

Subchapter:

1

Forms

Issuance:

14.86

Surrender of Custody and Consent for Adoption

 

Click here to view, complete, or print the CP&P Form 14-86, Surrender of Custody and Consent for Adoption.

 

Click here to view, complete, or print this form in Spanish, CP&P Form 14-86(S).

 

WHEN TO USE IT

 

The form is the legal document used to transfer custody of a child from the birth or legal parent to CP&P, with the intent that the child will be placed for adoption. It is executed after the CP&P Form 14-86a, Affidavit of Surrendering Parent, is completed, signed and notarized.

 

HOW TO USE IT

 

      Access it through the Create > Casework > Court/Legal > Options Drop-down.

 

      Only complete this template outside of the NJ Spirit application as part of a contingency plan when the application is unavailable. However, in doing so, you are still required to create the form in NJ Spirit when the application becomes available.

 

      Print the form for approval and signatures, as explained.

 

TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE FORM

 

Complete and process the form in strict accordance with policy CP&P-IV-C-1-600, Surrender of Custody and Consent for Adoption.

 

The form is prepared in quadruplicate.

 

The Worker enters information from the surrendering parent into the text form fields. Each text form field includes specific instruction for completing.

 

The completed form is reviewed by the Worker and Supervisor for accuracy. CP&P Form 14-86 must be error free.

 

The form is witnessed, stamped, and signed by a notary after its completion.

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Original and copy                 -           Child's Case Record

 

Copy (second)                      -           Deputy Attorney General

 

Copy (third)                           -           Parent

 

Electronic copy                     -           NJ SPIRIT Electronic Case Record