What Does Adoption Finalization in Colorado Mean?

By Gabriella Maya

You are a birth mother in Colorado, and you chose our agency, Adoption Choices of Colorado. Our Colorado adoption agency assisted you with the first steps of the adoption process, creating an adoption plan. You chose one of the three adoption types: open, closed, or semi-open adoption. You have considered your list of essential preferences in an adoptive family and chose one that fits. Now it is time to proceed with the finalization of the adoption. This is the last step of the adoption process, and Adoption Choices of Colorado will prepare you for the finalization process and what to expect. Continue reading for more information. If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

What is Adoption Finalization?

Adoption finalization is when you legally transfer custody of the child to the adoptive family. The court ensures the child is safe in a trusted home and family. The adoption specialist and judge will help simplify the legalities of this process. Every child put up for adoption is protected by two very important laws called ASFA and ICWA, ensuring that every adoption is legal and safe.

What Are the Four Steps in Finalizing My Adoption?

When planning the finalization, a few things will occur in court that you must know. Each of these steps is simple and self-explanatory.

  1. Sworn In: Before entering the courtroom by yourself or with your chosen family, you must be called upon by the court judge to proceed.
  2. Discuss Overall Adoption Process: The court judge will discuss the adoption process so far up to the present day. Tracking the progress of the adoption and how the adoptive family is responding.
  3. Questioning Adoptive Family: The court judge asks the adoptive family various questions to see the intention and whether or not they are a proper caregiver.
  4. Finalization: The moment of truth where you sign the legal adoption decree documents, transferring custody to the adoptive family.

Unplanned Pregnancy Adoption Services in Colorado

Here are the adoption services you can use during your adoption process and after post-pregnancy.

Financial Aid

Apply for our loans and grants to see if you are eligible for approved financial compensation. We understand that adoption can be a financial challenge. You may apply to many of our programs and financial aids that can help you pay off expenses. We can pay for rent, maternity materials, phone bills, medical expenses, and transportation.

Medical Assistance

Finding the proper medical care can be tricky, especially if you do not have medical insurance or a primary doctor. Regardless of your income or doctor status, we offer professional doctors who want to help with your adoption plan.


You may not have a home, have enough space, or are in between houses. Regardless of your living arrangement status, we offer you housing. You are eligible to have a safe and comfortable space for you and your child. We empathize with your tough journey ahead. A place of solace is right for a birth mother. We have a list of potential living spaces for you to check out.

Birth Plan

You talk to your doctor about the birth plan during your pregnancy. Your want to prepare for safe, comfortable delivery. Some questions to think about are the location of the birth, who you want in the delivery room, if you want to breastfeed your child, would you want pain relief medicine, or prefer an all-natural birth/c section. For the finalization to occur, the baby must be born first before any legalities can be made.

Free Counseling

Being in a difficult mental state is normal when going through your adoption process. There may not be time to focus on your mental health. We offer counseling sessions: one on one or in a group. We are here for you 24/7 during and after the adoption is complete. Having a safe headspace to analyze your emotions and feelings, learn new coping skills, and accept the adoption; are the few practices you will learn at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

How Adoption Choices of Colorado Can Help

Adoption Choices of Colorado is the best agency in Colorado. We want to help with your adoption plan, adoption process, and finalization. This might be a tough road ahead, and you may feel overwhelmed or unprepared, but know that we are there for you. We want to help simplify the journey to make each step easier to handle. All decisions are made by you, and you control this journey. Our goal is the same as yours. We want your child to be in the hands of a loving family that you approve of. Join us and choose adoption in Colorado.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

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