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 Validate a Foreign Adoption. 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 Validation of Foreign Adoption
Verified Statement of Fees Charged
Decree Validating Foreign Adoption
Petition for Validation of Foreign Adoption
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