A lot of people, including lawyers, are misinformed when it comes to same-sex adoptions in Colorado. Many people believe that gay couples have to go through the private adoption process. This is not true. Colorado now has legislation specifically for same-sex adoption that allows partners to adopt a child as a couple rather than restricting parental rights to one partner.
Attorneys Facilitating Adoptions for the LGBTQ Community
At The Law Offices of W. Robert Montgomery in Lakewood, Colorado, we closely follow all legislation pertaining to family law, including groundbreaking new laws affecting the LGBTQ community. Our attorneys understand the desire you have to expand your family, and we fully support your right to adopt as a gay or lesbian couple.
We are here to guide you through the process, answer your questions and ensure that your rights are protected as you pursue adoption.
If one partner has a biological child who the other partner wishes to adopt, the process is the same as a typical stepparent adoption in Colorado. No personal background checks are necessary. You will attend one hearing during which you will demonstrate that you, your partner and the child (or children) are a full family unit. Our lawyers will help you prepare for the hearing, and we will be by your side every step of the way. If you are searching for an attorney to facilitate a private adoption, we can refer you to one of our trusted colleagues.
To arrange your free initial consultation with a highly experienced Lakewood attorney handling same-sex adoptions, call 720-496-1338 or contact our law firm online. The Law Offices of W. Robert Montgomery serves clients throughout the Denver metro area.