Foster-Adopt Process Timeframe and Legal Process (Boulder County)
The legal aspects of the foster-adopt process, including termination of birth-parent rights and the appeals process, can be very confusing. In those counties that adhere to the rules for expedited adoptions, all children under the age of six must have a permanency plan within one year of placement.
The Timeframe and Legal Proceedings for Foster-Adopt Placements in Boulder County (Word document) article is a summary of the legal process and timeframe for expedited foster-adopt cases in Boulder County. Please remember that this process is specific to Boulder County; and may vary in other counties. Also, it is recommended that foster-adopt parents consult an attorney for questions specific to their case.