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Denver Adoption Attorney

Our Adoption Lawyer Helps You Grow Your Family

Adoption. The successful culmination of this process is exciting and filled with joy. Nothing is more special than growing your family with the addition of a child!  Unfortunately, the journey itself can be both complicated and emotional.

The adoption process in Colorado is governed by complex laws. 

The combination of trying to understand them, making difficult decisions and completing mountains of paperwork while under considerable stress can be difficult, if not impossible.  Working with a seasoned adoption attorney can help mitigate difficulties and improve the entire process.

As you approach adoption in Colorado, consider obtaining advice and counsel from seasoned professionals who understand both the applicable laws and the multi-phased process. The Price Family Law Firm has significant experience helping families grow through adoption. Reach out to us at 720-615-1750 to schedule a free consultation.

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Why Choose Price Family Law?

Our Proven Approach and Significant Experience Can Benefit You

Congratulations, you have decided to adopt a child! This is likely a decision reached after much consideration. The prospect of adding to your family is exciting — but also frightening. There is a lot to comprehend and manage.

How the adoption process is handled will impact its outcome and affect your life. You need to manage it appropriately, making sure to comply with all laws, timelines, and regulations, and you need to be sure that the choices you make are appropriately documented — you need to protect your actions.

Choosing a Denver adoption attorney is your first course of action, and one of your most important. The quality of the service this individual and their firm provides will make a tremendous difference in your life. When you choose to work with the adoption attorneys at Price Family Law, you will have the resources of the entire firm. We have . . .

  • Years of Experience: The complexities of adoption law should not be underestimated. Led by Trista Price, our founding partner, our team is well-versed in Colorado adoption law, enabling us to anticipate issues before they arise.
  • Understanding of Process: Adoption requirements are numerous; there are a host of documents to complete and a wealth of information to submit. Our team knows both the processes and the players in the adoption arena.
  • Personal Approach: While some of the adoption process is standard, each and every case has unique aspects. Our team makes sure to fully understand your situation at the outset. The information we obtain from you allows us to tailor our approach to the specific needs of your case. Additionally, we understand and appreciate how personal this journey is. We will respond quickly to all your questions and concerns. We pride ourselves on our calm demeanor; while we appreciate the need to work quickly and efficiently, we operate on an even keel. Adoption processes don’t need additional drama from attorneys.

The Price Family Law team will serve as your guide and resource as you negotiate the often difficult road leading to adoption. We will support you every step of the way, and we look forward to celebrating your new family.

How We Can Help You

Our Adoption Lawyers in Denver Manage the Entire Process

Working with a private adoption lawyer is one of the most important decisions you can make when embarking on this exciting new chapter of your life.

While qualified legal representation can help you navigate the adoption process, personal commitment can make all the difference in the world.

At Price Family Law, adoption is an incredibly important part of our family law practice. You see, Trista, our founding partner, was adopted as a child. She appreciates the difference adoption can make in life and is personally committed to helping others grow their family and love and nurture a child. In addition to her passion for adoption, Trista is also an experienced family law custody lawyer, who understands the complexities and sensitivities involved in family matters. Adoption is personal to us. Adoption is personal to us.

When you engage us, you can rest assured that we will:

  • Counsel you on the process and required information
  • Assist in identifying either a private adoption opportunity or a reputable adoption agency
  • Negotiate adoption terms with the agency and/or the birth mother or their attorney
  • Review all adoption contracts ensuring your wishes are clearly communicated
  • Explain contract details
  • Manage issues and concerns as they arise
  • Protect your legal rights before and after the adoption
  • Advise you on all decisions
  • Represent you in court.

Our experience in managing the adoption process from beginning to end, combined with our experience in other areas of family law makes us the ideal firm to represent you. We want your adoption to be a success and the experience to be as positive as possible. Let us guide you as you move forward. We can — and will — make a difference.

Frequently Asked Questions About Adopting in Colorado

Our Denver Adoption Attorney Responds to Your Most Pressing Concerns

Adopting a child is, without a doubt, one of life’s major decisions. At Price Family Law, we work tirelessly to assist our clients as they embark on this exciting endeavor. While each journey is unique and results in very specific concerns, there are several common questions that seem to arise time and time again.  Below, we have shared these with you, along with our responses to them. We hope they will provide you with some basic information regarding adopting a child in Denver, Colorado.

While you are not required by law to have a personal adoption attorney represent you, you should. While some adoption agencies have attorneys to facilitate the process, engaging an adoption lawyer to protect your best interests is a good idea.

In Colorado, you must be at least 21 years old in order to pursue an adoption.

There are no age restrictions. Colorado law permits expectant mothers of any age to place their unborn child up for adoption without parental consent. Your adoption attorney can explain how the process would work and provide you with valuable information.

Open adoptions take place when both the birth mother and adoptive parents want some type of contact with each other. Your adoption lawyer can help draft a plan outlining the type of communication as well as its timing. Closed adoptions, on the other hand, occur when both the adoptive parent(s) and birth mother choose to not have any contact whatsoever. These are usually facilitated through an adoption agency.

A private adoption occurs when an individual or couple adopts a child directly from the birth mother. There is no adoption agency involved. A Denver adoption lawyer can help facilitate this process for you.

Perhaps. It depends upon the nature of the crime. For example, if you have been convicted of domestic abuse, crimes against a child, or violating a protection order, you would be prohibited from adopting. Other convictions, which your adoption attorney can explain, can also impact your ability to adopt.

We hope the information we have provided is helpful to you. Should you have additional questions regarding adopting in Denver, reach out to our child custody attorneys at 720-615-1750 and schedule a free consultation. We look forward to meeting you and addressing your personal concerns directly. We know the adoption process can be confusing, and we look forward to helping to make it a little less intimidating.

Adopting in Colorado

Understanding Your Options

If you are looking to adopt a child, you probably know there are multiple avenues which you can pursue. The process surrounding one each differs, and the right choice is incredibly personal. What works for one individual or family may not be right for another. Below we have provided a brief description of each.

  • Domestic Infant Adoption: This term is used to define the adoption of a child, born in this country, who is one year old or younger.
  • Independent Adoptions: These adoptions take place in the United States without the participation of an adoption agency.
  • International Adoption: This type of adoption refers to that of a child born in another country; it is governed by a separate set of laws that may differ from country to country.
  • Closed Adoption: This type of adoption is ideal for those who wish to adopt “anonymously”; that is, they do not want to know the birth mother, nor do they want her to know them. These adoptions are usually handled through an agency which protects the privacy of both the birth mother and adoptive parent(s).
  • Open Adoption: In this type of adoption, the birth parents and the adoptive parents negotiate an agreement for future contact. Some families choose to keep in touch more frequently than others. The agreement, drawn up by an adoption attorney, will specify the details of all contact.
  • Kinship Adoption: This refers to adoption by a family member of a child of whom an individual/couple have had physical custody for a year more.
  • Foster Care Adoption: Also known as waiting child adoption, this is the adoption of a child who currently resides in the foster care system. These adoptions are most often pursued by individuals or couples who already have legal custody. If you are considering this type of adoption, it may be beneficial to seek legal help for custody to ensure the process is handled correctly and in the best interest of the child (and have had it for more than one year.)
  • Stepparent adoptions: In this case, a stepparent wants to adopt the biological child/children of their spouse.  In general, both birth parents must agree.

In each type of adoption, adoptive parents must meet certain requirements and adhere to the specific adoption process. In all cases, working with a seasoned adoption attorney is a wise choice.

Attorney Trista Price

Trista McElhaney Price is a founding partner at Price Family Law, LLC. She specializes in high-asset divorce cases and legal matters involving complex business and financial issues as well as complex custody matters involving domestic violence, substance abuse issues, and mental health issues. Read Full Bio.

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    The Price Family Law Group Looks Forward to Helping Your Grow Your Family

    Choosing to expand your family is a major life decision, one which the knowledge and experience of a seasoned adoption attorney can help bring to fruition. The adoption attorneys at Price Family Law have significant experience managing the legal side of all types of adoptions. Our knowledge, combined with our client-focused approach, makes us the ideal firm to help you as you move forward. Working with families in the Denver area and helping them achieve their goals brings us great joy and satisfaction. There is nothing better than welcoming a child into your family.

    We will work closely with you, ensuring all details are managed and paperwork completed and submitted accurately and on time.

    Together we will identify the best options for your family and help you to navigate this exciting yet complicated path. 

    The demeanor of our attorneys will serve as a calming force throughout the process. We appreciate how emotional this situation is and are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Your family’s future is our greatest concern.

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    The value we bring to you as you look to adopt a child goes far beyond the expert legal advice we provide. Our entire team is committed to standing beside you as you follow your dream to expand your family.

    Reach out to us today at 720-615-1750 to schedule a free consultation. Take some time to meet us and learn just how powerfully our support lawyer can support your family. Kind, responsive communication is one of the hallmarks of our practice. We view our clients as an extension of our family; we work as hard for you as we would for them.

    Your future is bright and welcoming a child into your family will make it that much better. We look forward to helping you reach this goal.