Colorado Adoption – the Family

Collection of Family Information About Adopted Persons and Their Birth Families

Agency or Person Preparing the Report
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 19-5-207
The report shall be prepared by the county Department of Social Services, the designated qualified individual, or the child-placing agency approved by the State Department of Human Services.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 19-5-207
The report must include the following information:

  • The physical and mental condition of the child
  • The child’s family background, including the names of parents and other identifying data regarding the parents, if obtainable
  • The child’s own disposition toward the adoption in any case in which the child’s age makes this feasible
  • The length of time the child has been in the care and custody of the petitioner

Contents of Report About the Birth Family
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 19-5-207
The report must include the following information:

  • The birth parents’ family background, including their names and other identifying information, if obtainable
  • Reasons for the termination of the parent-child legal relationship

When the Report Is Made
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 19-5-207
The report must be submitted with the adoption petition.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.


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