Relinquishment for Adoption Assistance and Support

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-0300.7000

    Programs that provide information, assistance and support for birth parents who wish to voluntarily terminate their parental rights to a child and provide consent for adoption. The program may offer assistance with the legal process and paperwork, the selection of the adoptive parent(s) for the child, paternity and fathers' rights and other similar issues as well as relinquishment counseling or other forms of support which address the emotional side of the process (including feelings of fear, grief, loss and sadness) during the relinquishment process and following relinquishment, as needed. In many cases, parental rights are transferred to an adoption agency rather than directly to new adoptive parents so that the agency can maintain the level of confidentiality and privacy that the parties desire and have agreed to in the adoption. The agency passes the parental rights to the adopting parents. Laws governing consent and relinquishment vary by jurisdiction. In some areas, relinquishment is a judicial process, taking place in court; in others, papers can be signed in front of agency representatives, a notary, or other designated person. Other differences include whether relinquishment terminates parental rights or is just part of the process, whether relinquishment papers can be signed prior to the birth of the child or within a specified time following birth, the conditions under which relinquishment can be revoked, and the conditions under which a pending adoption may be interrupted beyond the time allowed for revocation. The term "relinquishment" also applies to the document that birth parents sign as part of the relinquishment process.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adoption Services - Adoption Dreams Come TrueOffers Options counseling, relinquishment counseling, legal relinquishment, home studies and post-placement services. Free lifetime birth parent counseling on all options. Adoptive parent costs are on a sliding fee scale based on income level. Larimer CountyAdoption Dreams Come TrueAdoption Dreams Come True
    Pregnancy Options - Creative AdoptionsProvides pregnancy options counseling and case management services to all women experiencing unexpected pregnancies, no matter the stage of pregnancy. Referrals are made to women who ultimately choose to parent. Specializes in open adoptions. If a woman decides to place her child for adoption, will help make an adoption plan, if desired, choose an adoptive family for her child. After Hours Line provides casework for individuals who have not made a plan for adoption but have already given birth to their child, as well as any other situation that is emergent and adoption related.Jefferson CountyCreative AdoptionsCreative Adoptions
    Relinquishment Counseling-La Plata County Department of Human ServicesRelinquishment Counseling are for those individuals who have a child or children that are being placed for adoption.La Plata CountyChildren & Family Services-La Plata DHSLa Plata County Department of Human Services

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