If you're looking for Denver adoption attorneys you've come to the right place because choosing to love a child as your own is a life-changing commitment and we understand the process better than anyone.
At the Law Offices of Doddridge C. Shelby, LLC, I offer legal counsel and representation to biological and would-be adoptive parents in all matters involved in stepparent adoption in Colorado. This may include establishing paternity and terminating the parental rights of the other biological parent.
I also assist grandparents seeking to establish parental rights or to obtain visitation rights for their grandchildren.
Stepparent adoption is allowed in Colorado when the noncustodial biological parent has abandoned the child for one year or longer, or when he or she has failed to provide reasonable support for the child for one year or longer.
Anyone 21 years of age or older may petition the court for stepparent adoption. These are some of the other conditions that must be met:
Voluntary relinquishment of the parent-child relationship of the other biological parent
Court-ordered termination of the parent-child relationship of the other biological parent
Written consent of the biological parent who is the spouse of the would-be adoptive parent
Written consent of the parent(s) in a stepparent adoption of a child conceived and born out of wedlock
To learn more about what stepparent adoption is and what experienced Denver adoption attorneys can do to assist you through the legal process, please arrange for a free consultation or contact us today!