Denver Step-Parent & Adoption Attorney
Adoption can be a wonderful way to expand a family. If you are looking to adopt a child who lives anywhere in Colorado, our Denver family lawyer can provide you with superior representation, guiding you through the process so that you can start focusing on your relationship with your newly adopted child.
Helping You Navigate the Complexities of the Adoption Process in Colorado
Experienced, effective representation in Colorado adoptions
Adoptions in Colorado can be complicated, with just some of the potential issues associated with the process being:
- The relinquishment of parental rights by the “absent” parent – In some cases, an absent parent may be willing to give up his or her parental rights voluntarily, allowing the adoption to proceed. This can occur when, for instance, when one parent may not be able to keep up with the financial obligation of child support. In these cases, our Denver adoption attorney can take care of all of the proceedings and paperwork necessary to process the relinquishment of parental rights.
- Refusals to relinquish parental rights – Not all parents may be willing to give up their parental rights, and this can create a roadblock in the adoption process. In these cases, petitioning the court to terminate the absent parent’s rights can be necessary. Our Denver adoption attorney can craft compelling cases in these challenging situations, pointing out factors like (but not exclusive to) failures to maintain contact with the children and/or unpaid child support.
- Paternity issues – When the paternity of a child is unclear, this too can create some a hurdle in the adoption process, as the paternity of a child may need to be established before the issue of relinquishing parental rights can be addressed. Our Denver adoption attorney is experienced at resolving paternity issues in adoptions.
Skilled at favorably resolving these and any other issues that may arise in the adoption process, our Denver adoption & family lawyer has the experience and insight necessary to help you successfully navigate the Colorado adoption process.
Colorado Adoptions: More Important Information
- Who can adopt in Colorado – In order to qualify to adopt a child in Colorado, the prospective parent must be at least 21 years old, must live in the state of Colorado and must pass a series of background checks.
- Adopting older children – When adopting a child who is 12 years old or older in Colorado, the child has to agree to the adoption in order for it to proceed.
- Following successful adoptions in Colorado – When adoptions in Colorado are successful, a new birth certificate will be issued for the child, with the certificate naming the adoptive parent as the child’s mother or father.
Contact a Denver Family Lawyer at Katherine Grier, P.C.
For effective, experienced representation in a Colorado adoption, contact the Denver family lawyer at Katherine Grier, P.C. Since 1999, our attorney and her dedicated staff have been protecting people’s rights, providing them compassionate and caring service, and helping them bring their important family legal issues to successful resolutions.
To get answers about your best options for proceeding with an adoption in Colorado, contact us today by calling (303) 539-5435 or by sending us an email via the contact form on this page. We are ready to help you resolve your important family legal issues as favorably and efficiently as possible.
From our location in Denver, our attorney provides the highest quality representation to those in Denver, Englewood, Centennial, Aurora, Arvada, Westminster, Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Golden, Brighton, Broomfield, Lakewood and throughout the state of Colorado.