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Adoptee Present In-state Exception

Concerning allowing the adoption of a child under the jurisdiction of a court in Colorado who is not present in Colorado.
2017 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

Under current law, for a child to be adopted, the child must be present in the state at the time that the petition for adoption is filed. Under the bill, the child need not be present in the state if the child has been under the jurisdiction of a court in Colorado for at least 6 months.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/05/2017 Signed Act PDF
    05/18/2017 Final Act PDF
    04/25/2017 Rerevised PDF
    04/24/2017 Revised PDF
    04/10/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    04/07/2017 Engrossed PDF
    03/29/2017 Introduced PDF

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