Colorado Adoption Guide

Everything you need to know to adopt in Colorado.

Kylee Hooper March 01, 2016

Welcome, prospective adoptive parents! This guide was written to provide you with a single place to find information about adoption in Colorado. It will walk you through everything from laws that will impact your adoption to reviews of adoption service providers in Colorado.

We’ve divided this guide into five parts: first, general information about adopting in Colorado, then sections dedicated to domestic infant adoption (starting in slide 6) foster adoption (slide 18),  international adoption (slide 25), and stepparent adoption (slide 28). And don’t miss our slide filled with links to helpful adoption resources (slide 31) .

Are you interested in growing your family through domestic infant adoption? Click here to connect with an adoption professional who can answer your questions.

Domestic Infant Adoption: Get Professional Help
2. Domestic Infant Adoption: Get Professional Help

According to Colorado Foster Care and Adoption only the county department of social services or a licensed child placement agency can facilitate an adoption. There needs to be a child placement agency involved in every adoption (except stepparent adoptions) within the State of Colorado. An adoption attorney may assist a client with communication among agencies.

Some people pursuing a private adoption find it beneficial to work with a professional adoption facilitator, an individual or organization that matches birth parents with adoptive parents in exchange for a fee. However, it is illegal to use adoption facilitators in Colorado.  

You can browse and read reviews about adoption service providers in Colorado here.     

For more information about picking an adoption agency, learn about the Top Fifteen Things to Look for In An Adoption Agency.

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Kylee Hooper

Kylee Hooper is not quite a mother, but she adores babies, and hopes to be able to either foster or adopt someday. When she isn't writing, reading, or editing; she is normally playing her harp or creating an adventure.

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