Location and Office Hours

Second Level
Room 201

414 W. Main St.
PO Box 97
Ellsworth, WI 54011

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.6752
Fax: 715.273.6794

Staff Contacts

Probate Registrar
Register in Probate /
Juvenile Clerk
Carol DeWolf - EXT 6460

Deputy Register in Probate / Deputy Juvenile Clerk
Katelynn Anderson-EXT 6461





Stepparent & Domestic Adoption

The Stepparent/Domestic Adoption Guideline explains the steps to take to file for a stepparent adoption, lists the forms required and provides general information to the petitioner. The probate office can provide a packet of forms for a stepparent adoption for a fee or the forms can be downloaded from the Wisconsin Court System. Look under the juvenile section.

Foreign Adoption

Petitioners for a foreign adoption can use the same guideline and forms as listed above. A licensed adoption agency will conduct an investigation of the petitioners of the foreign adoption. That licensed adoption agency must file their report with the court prior to the adoption hearing.

Request Adoption Record

Adoption records are confidential. All search requests must go through the Adoption Record Search Program. Additional information is available at www.dcf.wisconsin.gov/children/