There are two types of Designated Adoptions, Interstate and Intrastate. Interstate Designated Adoptions occur when one party resides in Colorado and the other lives in a different state. Typically, they involve an agency or attorney outside of Colorado who is responsible for matching the birth parent with the adoptive family.
Intrastate Designated Adoptions occur when both the prospective adoptive family and the birth parent(s) reside in the same state. These relationships are usually formed through a third party such as a physician, attorney, friend or relative. Fees will differ depending on the type of designated adoption a family is wanting to pursue. At Adoption Options, we help to facilitate the process by providing the following services for birth parents, children and prospective adoptive families who reside in Colorado:
Counseling services for birth parent(s)
Temporary custody of the child through legal relinquishment
Family assessment for the prospective adoptive applicant(s)
Facilitation of placement upon approval
Post placement supervision
Assistance for the adoptive parent(s) to legally adopt the children
If you haven’t found a birth parent for a designated adoption yet, you can still begin the assessment process while you search. This is viewed as a way to educate and empower adoptive families earlier in the process to better assist the search for a designated adoption. Ready to start the process? Reach out to get in touch with a caseworker!