Adoption in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County is the process of taking in a non-biological child and legally making them a part of your family. It is a complicated process that can take a lot of time and patience to get through but is totally worth it in the end. Having an experienced adoption attorney to help you through the process can help alleviate the stress involved with the paperwork and allow you a personal resource for any questions and issues that may arise. At the Pearman Law Firm, we have overseen many adoptions and know what people are wondering when they first begin the process. That’s why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to those questions to help you better understand as you begin this process.
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs Regarding Colorado Adoptions
Are there different types of adoption?
- Yes, there are 3 types of adoption in Colorado – private adoption, international adoption, and adoption from the foster care system. All three of them require many of the same elements like background checks, extensive paperwork and home studies.
Can anyone adopt a child in Colorado?
- Colorado is an inclusive state, which means that race, gender, marital status, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation do not play a role in deciding if a person is qualified to adopt. You can live in an apartment or home. You can own or rent. You must be at least 21 years old. You must be able to financially support a child. You must be able to physically care for a child. You must pass a background check and have a willingness to complete certain trainings and treatments.
Can the biological family of a child take the child away after adoption?
- Adoption is a legally binding agreement. A child is not eligible to be adopted until the biological parent’s rights have been terminated. It is rare that after these rights have been terminated and a child has been adopted, that a biological relative would challenge the adoption in court.
Can I adopt a child I am related to?
- When a child is in a situation where a biological parent cannot adequately care the child, it is always preferred that a relative take over the care of the child. As long as the person can show they can sufficiently care for the child, it should not be an issue to adopt a relative.
If you are considering adoption, contact the best adoption attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm at 720-259-9528 or for a free initial phone consultation.
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