IAN 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).
Submit your online application through here.
Complete a Home Study with a qualified home study worker.
Attend adoptive parent training classes.
You will review birth parent information and decide which situations to show your Family Profile.
The birth parent(s) will review your profile and select you which will lead to a meeting with them.
The child will be placed in your care after the birth parent(s) gives consent for you to adopt their child.
IAN will help you finalize the adoption in court while also helping with the relinquishment of the rights of birth parent(s).
You will meet with a caseworker who will provide an overview of the adoption process, fees, costs, adoption laws, agency policies, goals, and signing of all required documents.
A Home Study consists of interviews, both joint and individually, including interviews with any children in your home, review of documents, obtaining background clearances, and education classes. A home visit will be conducted to view your house and neighborhood, and a safety inspection will be completed.
Training classes are required by the State of Colorado and IAN will provide training. The training will prepare you for the realities of adopting and parenting a child as well as allow you to form supportive relationships with other adoptive families.
The adoptive parents will prepare a Personal Family Profile for birth parent(s) to review at the time they are selecting the family.
When chosen by birth parent(s), the adoptive parents are provided with the social and medical history frms completed by the birth parent(s), informed concerning any expenses required by the birth parents, and other relevant information.
Most matches will occur outside of Colorado. If the clients reside in Colorado, a "match meeting" with the birth parent(s) will be scheduled. This is a facilitated meeting attended by the adoptive family, the birth parent(s), and an IAN caseworker. Topics of discussion will include the pregnancy, the hospital plan, desired contact before the birth, and the amount of openness between the parties, in the future.
A birth parent counselor will be present at the hospital before and after the birth of the baby in inteface with the birth parent(s), the adoptive family, and hosital staff. IAN will prepare all court documents and required hospital paperwork. IAN will coordinate the placement process to completion.
IAN will assist you in finding an attorney to file the Petition for Adoption within thirty days after placement of the baby with you. Another option is to retain IAN to file the petition and subsequent documents required for the finalization of the adoption.
An attorney will complete all court documents for the relinquishment of parental rights. Once a court date is obtained, IAN will contact the adoptive family.
If you reside in the State of Colorado, you will be licensed as a "Foster/Adopt" home from the time of placement to the date of adoption finalization (usually six or seven months after placement). IAN will be given guardianship through a court order and will be able to consent to the adoption of your child.
At the end of the six-month period, you will finalize the adoption of your child in the appropriate district court. IAN will complete and assemble all court documents for finalization, accompany you to the court hearing and provide testimony on your behalf. We will obtain certified copies of the Final Adoption Decree for you and for IAN's file.
Post placement supervision is required by the State of Colorado for a period of six months minimum. Several face-to-face visits with the child and all family members are necessary until the adoption is finalized. This process is to provide support for you and to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of your child. We will assist you with techniques to use towards successful attachment and adjustment between your family and your child.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM