Colorado Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 19-5-304; 19-5-305 The following persons may have access to adoption records:The adoptee who is age 18 or older The birth parents The adoptive parent, custodial grandparent, or legal guardian of a minor... The Open Records Debate
The Issue - Summary One of the hottest issues in adoption today, not only in the U.S., but around the world as well, is whether or not adoptees should have unrestricted access to their original adoption records when they reach the age of majority as defined by law in their state or country. In... Adoption Finalization
The adoption process is a long one. It isn’t for the faint of heart or the impatient. They’ll be paperwork, home studies, meetings with lawyers and adoption professionals, meetings with birth parents or the potential adoptive couples, and months of just waiting for a response, a reply,... Adoption Search Lesson Series - What You Need to Know About Birth Certificates
In any adoption-related search, birth certificates help establish a starting point. What we hope to determine is information about: date of birth gender place of birth and perhaps other details about weight, length, time, single/multiple birth, hospital, attending physician, etc. ...
TRA Gratitude Project: Days 4 - 7 (Belated)
November 11, 2013, 7:43 am
To catch up on the Gratitude Project, I will cover a few days at a time. I must admit that using micro-blogging sites like Twitter and Facebook makes it easy to pop up a gratitude statement each day. However, I'm hoping that you are returning here, dear readers, for the explanations WHY I'm... Sealed With a Law
November 24, 2013, 12:36 pm
I was adopted from New Jersey, which, like many other states, has sealed records for adoptees with closed adoptions. Year by year, states are starting to open records for adoptees. Every year, I search New Jersey papers online hoping to glimpse, "Adoptee Records to be Unsealed for New Jersey... News Out of Sydney We Should All Read
September 27, 2008, 6:43 am
Australia is a beautiful place, don't you think? Beyond the beauty of the land, I'm always impressed with the way this country handles adoption issues. In an article dated yesterday , I could hardly contain my glee for the members of the triad living down under. Why? Let's jump right to the meat...