Colorado Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Colorado
Fear and uncertainty are often the results of an unwanted positive pregnancy test. It can be hard to know which way to turn. In addition, if you share the news with the baby’s father, your family, or even your close friends, you may receive a lot of different advice. This can leave you even more confused and unsure of what you should do.
Make sure you understand all of your choices. Lifetime Adoption coordinators are caring and non-judgmental, and ready to support you. She will help you understand your options and give you access to the resources you need. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and Lifetime will provide the assistance you need.
What is the Adoption Process in Colorado?
Lifetime Adoption has been helping pregnant mothers in Colorado with the adoption process for over 35 years. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will be there to listen to your concerns, answer any questions, and provide adoption information. She will help you make the right decisions for yourself and your baby.
If adoption seems to be the right choice for you, check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles and choose the family you think is the right fit for you and your baby. Whether you want a family from Colorado or from another state, you get to choose. You can pick a family with a lifestyle you like and a family that is open to the type of contact you want in the future. If you already have a child, know that adoption isn’t only for newborns. If you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is not working and is not healthy for you or the child, Lifetime can help you create an adoption plan. You can talk with a professional counselor who will create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She will also make a healthy post-adoption contact agreement for the benefit of everyone involved in the adoption process.
A hospital plan will be important if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you create a plan that will outline things such as who will be in the delivery room, who holds the baby first, and other labor and delivery details. She will share your plan with the hospital staff and adoptive family so they know what your wishes are. You will also have your own legal representation at no cost. Your lawyer will make sure that you are aware of your rights and will make sure all legal documents are filed.
Open Adoption in Colorado
- Is there a certain lifestyle or religion you are looking for in a family?
- What kind of post-adoption contact do you see in the future?
- Who do you want at the hospital for labor and delivery?
- Are you in need of support and resources such as help with pregnancy-related expenses?
Modern adoption is a loving and brave choice you make for your baby. Open adoption means you don’t have to say goodbye to your baby forever. You can receive updates and pictures from the adoptive family and even have visits once or twice a year. Many of our birth mothers have developed close relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, one of the amazing Lifetime birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter could be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- Adoption-related attorney fees
- Pregnancy-related living expenses
- Medical and hospital costs
- Professional and Peer counseling fees.
You will need to speak with your coordinator, who can put you in touch with and legal representative at no cost to find out what resources are available to you in Colorado.
Colorado Adoptive Families
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Reasons for adopting
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- And much more!
Families Wanting to Adopt in Colorado
Are you in Colorado and are thinking about adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As a leader in open adoption, Lifetime Adoption and our coordinators are here to guide you on your adoption journey. For over three decades, Lifetime coordinators have been matching birth mothers and adoptive families. You will always find a caring and experienced adoption coordinator who ensures our birth mothers have all the support and resources they need and will help connect them with the right adoptive family.
Starting the Adoption Process
It’s quite easy to get the adoption process started. Just fill out our short online application. It is free to apply, and you are not obligated in any way by filling out the application. Once you are pre-approved, a Lifetime coordinator will contact you and explain the adoption process. You will be given access to the Lifetime membership site and information on how to create your personal profile for birth mothers to view. You will also be given referrals for your home study and access to the education you need in the form of blogs, podcasts, webinars, and other resources.
As a result of the experiences she had when adopting her son, Mardie Caldwell, the founder of Lifetime Adoption, created the Lifetime program, which has been successful for over thirty years. Our coordinators will guide you on your adoption journey so your dreams of growing your family come true.
Adoption Laws in Colorado
In Colorado, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
A birth mother may give up her child after she is discharged from the hospital or she may sign at anytime after the child’s discharge if the birth motheris found to be competent.
The birth parents’ consent may be given before birth, but may not be submitted to court until 4 days after birth. In order to revoke consent, the birth parents must show fraud or duress within 90 days of placement.
A home study is required by every State before the finalization of the adoption. Colorado may have different legal requirements depending on each adoption’s facts. Depend on your Colorado adoption attorney to make sure all legal requirements are followed.
Colorado Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:
- The physical and mental health, moral integrity, and emotional stability of the adoptive parents
- The ability of the adoptive parents to care for the child
- Confirmation that the adoptive parents have participated in adoption counseling if the court feels it is necessary
- A fingerprint-based criminal history records check on adoptive parents and any adult residing in the home
- A check for any substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect in each State in which the adoptive parent or adult household member has resided for the past five years
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