The AOP process may not fit every life event, but here are some tools to use when faced with before birth, absent party, and incarcerated parent situations. 

Before Birth AOP Procedures

Some parents may choose to complete an AOP prior to the birth of their child, if this is the case. Use the Before the Birth AOP Procedures guide to help you complete their AOP.

Absent and Incarcerated Parent Procedures

Both parents are not always able to be present when an AOP is being completed. However, certified entities can complete a partial AOP and then provide the appropriate contact information or forms to the parent. This will enable the parent to complete the AOP process. 

For additional help completing a partial AOP, please use the Partial AOP Instruction guide.