State Laws and Legislation

Colorado Adoption Law

Permits single LGBT individuals to petition to adopt? Yes.
Colorado law permits any unmarried adult or husband and wife to petition to adopt. COLO. REV. STAT. § 19-5-202.

Permits a same-sex couple to jointly petition to adopt? No explicit prohibition.
There is no explicit prohibition, but no state court has heard the issue of whether same-sex couples can or can not jointly petition to adopt.

Permits a same-sex co-parent to petition to adopt partner’s child or child of the relationship? Yes.
A 2007 law provides that a child may be adopted by a second adult parent upon the written consent of a single parent if the child has no other legal parent.

Updated: Mon, December 07, 2009 - 11:59:59