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RULES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE -- PROBATE DIVISION 

Rule 92. ADOPTIONS - Proof of Birth, Guardianship Pending.

    
    Upon filing a Petition for adoption, the Petitioner shall file, or cause to be filed, the original or a certified copy of the proposed adoptee's birth certificate. If, at the time of filing, a birth certificate has not been issued, the Petitioner may file a certificate or record of live birth, or a similar document verifying the proposed adoptee's birth.

    Once the Petition for adoption, the required proof or verification of the proposed adoptee's birth, and any required consent to the adoption has been filed, the Register may, upon the Petitioner's written request, issue a written confirmation of filing which shall be in the following form:


STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE


COUNTY OF _____________________                                 PROBATE COURT


CONFIRMATION OF FILING


    "This will serve to officially confirm that there is on file with the Registry of Probate a petition for the adoption of ____________________ by ________________ ________________, as well as a certified copy of the birth certificate or other verification of the live birth of ________________________ and a consent to the adoption, approved by the court, and has been filed by ______________________________."


    Where anonymity is required or the parties in interest prefer anonymity, the Petitioners may file a petition for guardianship in order to acquire, and be able to present proof of, proper authority for care, custody, and control of the child preliminary to adoption. The appointment may be qualified by such conditions as the Court deems proper and consistent with the child's best interests.

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