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Colorado Adoption Law

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Colorado’s Children’s Code is found under Title 19. Article 5 deals with relinquishment and adoption, and Part 3 of Article 5 addresses access to adoption information.

Brief Summary of Access to Adoption Records:

  • Prior to July 1, 1951: Mutual consent or court order
  • July 1, 1951 – June 30, 1967: Direct access for the adoptee
  • July 1, 1967 – September 1, 1999: Mutual consent or court order
  • September 1, 1999 – Present: Direct access for most adoptees

Adoptees in Search (AIS)

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Vital Records)

Colorado Confidential Intermediary Services

Colorado Department of Human Services
Constance Vigil, Program Administrator-