An Overview of Adopting

Adoption basic information for adoptive parents.

Adoption Network of Colorado provides adoption services to clients wishing to adopt through our Domestic Infant Adoption Program, or for families seeking to adopt through our Designated Adoption Program.

A “designated” adoption is defined as an adoptive placement in which adoptive parent(s) have been chosen by the birth parent(s) prior to either party’s involvement with an adoption agency. A designated adoption may also take the form of a client completing a Home Study before independently seeking birth parent(s).

All prospective adoptive families will participate in a Home Study with qualified and experienced social workers. A Home Study ensures that the adoptive family meets all of the state and agency requirements to adopt a child. Adoption Network of Colorado’s mission is to “Link kids with Opportunity”, and our staff works hard to help our adoptive families through their adoption journey.

For an interstate adoption, Adoption Network of Colorado may contract out of state to perform either the Family Assessment/Post Placement/Finalization services, or Birth Parent Counseling/Relinquishment services. If the child is born in Colorado, Adoption Network of Colorado will initiate the Interstate Compact for the Placement of a Child (ICPC), retaining guardianship of the child until the finalization of the adoption.