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Adoption is an exciting and enriching experience, but if you’re considering adoption, you are also likely to have a considerable number of questions on your mind. Fortunately, the right lawyer can help you navigate the legal process of adoption in accordance with Colorado law. In fact, if you’re ready to discuss the possibility of adoption, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced Aurora adoption attorney today.
The adoption process in every state – including Colorado – tends to be long and arduous. After all, the authorities are preparing to entrust you with the life, well-being, and happiness of a child, and that is a massive responsibility. There are three types of adoption available in Colorado, including:
The majority of adoptions in the United States funnel through the foster care system.
The Colorado Department of Human Services endeavors to keep children with their birth families if at all possible. Sometimes, however, this simply isn’t possible or isn’t in the child’s best interests. Barring this, they seek adoptive families for children who are funneling through the foster care network.
The State of Colorado is an agency state, and this means that, in order to adopt, you will need to use either a private child placement agency or use one of the county’s child placement agencies. If you are considering adopting an older child, using a county agency is a great way to go, but if you have your heart set on adopting a baby or a very young child, you should work with a reputable private agency – under the direct guidance of your experienced adoption attorney.
Before moving ahead, you’ll need to go through a home Study that ultimately approves you for adoption. The purpose of this home study is to ensure that you and your spouse (if you’re adopting as a couple) are emotionally, financially, and physically capable of and prepared to adopt and raise a child. The obvious goal is to help ensure that children are placed in loving, well-adjusted families who have the emotional, financial, and physical resources necessary to raise a happy, healthy child. Your home study will consist of both extensive document submissions and an in-home visit from your appointed home-study worker. While the home study process is intense, if it results in you adopting a bouncing bundle of joy, it will be more than worth the effort.
If you are excited about adoption, the Aurora adoption attorneys at CNL Law Firm, PLLC, are excited to help you travel the often-complicated path toward adoption. We are well-versed in the adoption process, and we can help make your adoption dreams come true. Our experienced legal team is here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (720) 370-2171 for more information today.
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