Report of Adoption/Obtaining a Birth Certificate (This is not a JDF form. Please click this site to access the Report of Adoption.) Information to complete a TRAILS Background Check can be found at the Colorado Department Human Services (CDHS) website.The fee for this background check is payable to CDHS.This is not a JDF form.Please use the following link to access the individual inquiry form and to obtain current fee amounts. http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/ea/PDFs/Individual.pdf
Adoption request procedures, prepared by the Vital Records Division at the Department of Public Health and Environment
This page will provide you with the instructions & forms necessary to process a Stepparent Adoption case. Read the instructions first to determine which forms you may need, based on your personal circumstances.
We are in the process of translating many of our forms in Spanish. You may find that some Instructions and Forms, for example Adoption, Adult and Minor Name Change, etc., are not translated at this time.
All forms must be completed in English pursuant to Colorado law, see §13-1-120, C.R.S. Sections with Spanish Forms
Instructions for Stepparent Adoption
Verified Statement of Fees Charged
Petition for Stepparent Adoption
Notice of Adoption Proceeding and Summons to Respond
Affidavit of Service/Waiver and Acceptance of Service
Consent to Adoption - Custodial Parent
Consent to Adoption - Non-Custodial Parent
Consent to Adoption - Child Over 12 years of age
Notice of Hearing
Motion & Affidavit for Publication of Notice
Order for Publication & Mailing
Petition to Terminate the Parent-Child Legal Relationship
Finding of Fact & Decree
Final Decree of Adoption
Affidavit of Abandonment
Affidavit of Diligent Efforts
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