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Bringing Families Together through Adoption

Bringing a child into your family through adoption is an exciting experience despite a long and arduous application process. Laws regarding adoption vary from state to state, so it is important to work with a Denver adoption lawyer who understands the policies in Colorado. Whether you are adopting a stepchild, a foster child, a newborn, an older child, or an adult, VanLandingham Law can help you understand the legal process before you policies in our state and guide you through it.

If you need the services of a Denver adoption attorney, please call us at (720) 513-2299 to schedule an affordable consultation.

Adoption Law in Colorado

In order for a child to be adopted, the biological parents must first terminate their parental rights. This can be done voluntarily when the decision is made by the biological parents to place the child for adoption. In other situations, parental rights may be terminated by the state – such as when a parent is found to be unfit to care for the child.

Colorado law allows adoption by:

  • Single adults over the age of 21
  • Married couples
  • Couples in a civil union
  • Same-sex couples

If a married person plans to adopt, they must petition with their spouse in order for the adoption to be granted. The exception to this rule is for stepparent adoptions in which the spouse is the child’s biological parent.

The Cost of Adopting

State law determines the associated adoption expenses and how much may be paid to the birth parents when a child is adopted. In Colorado, reasonable birth expenses may be provided by adoptive families. This includes medical expenses, attorney fees, and other expenses related to the pregnancy. It is unlawful to provide money or gifts in exchange for the adoption.

At VanLandingham Law, we offer affordable consultations so that you can discuss your needs and goals with our team before getting started. We can help you understand what to expect from the adoption process and prepare you for the road ahead.

Please reach out to us online or by phone at (720) 513-2299 today.

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At VanLandingham Law, your family is our family. When you hire us as your attorney, we will take every conceivable step to provide your family with the compassionate representation it needs and the aggressive advocacy it deserves. This begins with listening. The key to providing attentive, personalized legal solutions is understanding the needs of our clients. We work, one-on-one, with our clients to ensure that they understand the legal process and can make informed, prudent decisions on behalf of their families. If you or your family are in need of legal representation, contact us today.

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