Colorado Adoption Search and Reunion

Dedicated to Adoptees, Birth Families, and Adoptive Families

LAW goes in effect January 1, 2007 regarding obtaining the Original Birth Certificate See our page at: Colorado law

Good NEWS!! Adoptees whose adoptions were finalized between 1951 and 1967 should be able to get your original birth certificate with your birth parents names listed!

****Colorado Court of Appeals Decision Involving Adoptions****

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS RULING ON ADOPTEE ACCESS TO BIRTH RECORDS On April 16, 2009 the Colorado Court of Appeals Ruled adoptees can access their adoption records.

Process and Requirements: Adoptee to complete Application to Open Sealed Adoption File to release original birth certificate, provide a copy of a valid Id (driver license, State or Federal Id) and $37.75 non refundable fee, check, money order payable to Vital Records. A certified copy of the original Colorado birth certificate, if located, will be issued along with copies of the contents of the sealed file. Requests for original birth certificates will be mailed within 30 days after receipt of the above requirements. Contact 303.692.2188-Closed Records Specialist Or 303.692.2227-Adoption Specialist Or 303.692.2225-Manager of Modifications Unit Adoptions finalized

Process Prior to July 1, 1951 Records remain sealed except via court order
July 1, 1951 to June 30, 1967 Records open to adoptee
July 1, 1967 to August 31, 1999 Records remain sealed except via court order
September 1, 1999 to present Records open to adult adoptee (18 years of age or older) forms

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