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Denver Adoption Law Firm Helps You Expand Your Family

Elkus & Sisson attorneysWelcoming a child into your family is one of the most meaningful things you’ll ever do. It’s worth making sure that the attorney you choose is equipped to handle even the most complex cases and the wide range of complications that may arise in adoptions.

When you choose attorney Robert Pomper at Elkus & Sisson, P.C. for your adoption in Denver, you can feel relieved knowing that every aspect of your adoption is in experienced, compassionate hands. Mr. Pomper handles the adoption cases at Elkus & Sisson, P.C., handles many types of adoption cases, including:

  • Contested adoptions that involve terminating one parent’s or both parents’ rights
  • Same-sex parent adoptions
  • Kinship adoptions

Each of these scenarios involves its unique complications and potential pitfalls. When you work with Elkus & Sisson, P.C., you know that you have a team that truly cares about what matters most to you—and has both the knowledge and experience to make it happen.

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Elkus & Sisson, P.C. are adoption attorneys in Greenwood Village located just a short drive from downtown Denver. Our address is 7100 E Belleview Avenue, Suite 101 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (open in Google Maps). Call us today at (303) 567-7981 or fill out a contact form and we will call you to schedule an appointment to discuss your unique adoption needs.

Legal Adoption Requirements

The state of Colorado outlines the specific requirements for adoption. They include:

  • Pass a SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) home study
  • Pass a background check
  • Go through training if you plan on fostering and eventually adopting if possible
  • Must be at least 21 years old

Note that these are only the requirements for those adopting through the foster system in Colorado. If you go through an international or private adoption, you’ll need to meet these requirements in addition to much more stringent requirements. For example, in international adoption, requirements are defined by the child’s country of origin. Some countries only allow married couples to adopt, while others have strict limitations on adoptive families with any history of mental health issues. Some have age limitations and even BMI requirements. Others only adopt to families with a limited amount of children in the family already, while others are open to large families.

Private adoption agencies also have their own standards that families must meet. They may only work with married couples, be limited to applicants of a specific faith, or have limitations on same-sex couples, to name a few examples. It’s important to work with an adoption agency that is open to your family makeup, makes you feel comfortable asking questions, and can support you throughout this process.

Getting Ready to Adopt

Much depends on which type of adoption you want to pursue, which is one reason you may want to start with an adoption attorney consultation. We can narrow down your options, explain the timeline, and help you get started with some of the legwork.

If you plan on adopting through the state, you begin by attending an information session through your county. You’ll then need to attend a training session, which is required for both foster parents and hopeful adoptive parents. Colorado requires an in-depth home study, a process that generally takes three to six months to complete.

Those interested in a foster-to-adopt journey must meet all the requirements for fostering in Colorado. This includes going through extensive training on working with children who have been through trauma, experienced grief and loss, and brought other challenges into the home. Taking advantage of resources like this can be helpful for both foster-to-adopt applicants and those wishing to adopt an older child. The challenges they’ve experienced can be hard to navigate, but with the right education and patience, you can support them in their journey.

How Elkus & Sisson, P.C. Can Help You As You Pursue Adoption

Our family law team is committed to helping families like yours grow through adoption. Our main family law attorney Robert Pomper brings an impressive depth of experience to every case he handles. With over three decades worth of legal experience, he began his career working in one of Chicago’s most prominent family law firms. His handling of incredibly complex and contested cases has prepared him for the unexpected delays and issues that often come with adoption cases.

At Elkus & Sisson, P.C., we prioritize client communication. You’ll never be left wondering about the status of your case, whether or not you have anything due soon, or what the latest update is. Through thorough communication, we hope to work together as a team throughout your adoption. That means learning about your deepest concerns, learning more about your goals with adoption, and helping you know what to expect at every turn.

Whether you’re planning on adopting from foster care, helping children waiting for a home, adopting privately with the help of an agency, or pursuing international adoption, make sure you have a legal team there to guide the way. Elkus & Sisson, P.C. is here for you.

Questions to Ask at an Adoption Lawyer Consultation

This is perhaps one of the most important legal matters you’ll face in your entire life. Asking the right questions at your consultation can help you ensure you choose the right attorney.

Consider asking these questions to find a good fit:

  • How often do you handle adoption cases? How comfortable are you with our specific situation and needs?
  • How much of your time is spent working on adoption cases?
  • Are there any types of adoptions you do not feel comfortable working on?
  • What types of challenges and issues should I expect during this process?
  • What is the timeline like for my situation? What can speed up or slow down the process?
  • Who will we be communicating with throughout our adoption, and how often can we expect updates?

Start Your Case Today With Our Team of Experienced Law Firm

Take the first step toward expanding your family today by contacting Elkus & Sisson, P.C. During your free consultation, you can learn more about our services and ask questions about what we can do for you. Call us at 303-567-7981 or fill out our contact form so our team can get back to you.