Guardian Authority to Release or Consent to Adoption

Guardian Authority to Release or Consent to Adoption


  1. Review the general instructions relating to guardianships and adoptions:
  2. Fill out the following form:
    1. PC 692, Petition for Guardian Authority to Release for or Consent to Adoption
      Click here for video instructions on how to fill out form PC 692
    2. Important Note: You MUST use this form; you cannot draft your own document.
  3. Click here to find out how you can file your petition
  4. Submit your completed petition to the Court (as one PDF if submitting electronically)
  5. Filing Fee
    1. $20 Filing Fee
    2. If you file electronically or by fax, you will receive a notification to pay with the amount of your total fees, once your filing has been accepted.
    3. Fees can be paid:
      1. electronically via online or
      2. via mail by CHECK (no out-of-state checks)or MONEY ORDER
      3. Make checks payable to: “Wayne County Probate Court”
      4. Mail checks/money order along with a letter with your case # referencing what the payment is for to:

        Wayne County Probate Court
        1305 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
        2 Woodward Ave.
        Detroit, MI. 48226

    4. A fee waiver request can be submitted together with your petition. Click here to learn about the fee waiver proce
  6. NOTE: Once accepted for filing refunds will not be given.

  7. Hearing Date
    1. Once fee is paid you will be sent notice of hearing information, including ZOOM instructions.
    2. You must serve a copy of the petition and the hearing information on all the interested persons.
    3. All hearings are being conducted by ZOOM unless specifically directed by the Court.
    4. You must attend the ZOOM hearing or your petition will be dismissed.
  8. Order Regarding Guardian Authority to Release for or Consent to Adoption.
    1. After the hearing, if your petition has been granted, the $11.00 certification fee will be entered and must be paid.

Rev. 8/23