2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 19 - Children's Code
Article 5 - Relinquishment and Adoption
Part 3 - Access to Adoption Information
§ 19-5-303. Commission created - duties

CO Rev Stat ยง 19-5-303 (2016) What's This?

(1) There is hereby created in the department the adoption intermediary commission, referred to in this section as the "commission", that shall consist of thirteen members. The commission shall exercise its powers and perform the duties and functions specified by this part 3 as if the same were transferred to the department by a type 1 transfer, as such transfer is defined in article 1 of title 24, C.R.S. Representation and appointment of such members shall be as follows:

(a) Three members shall represent the judicial department and shall be appointed by the chief justice or his or her designee;

(b) Two members shall represent the department and shall be appointed by the executive director of such department or his or her designee;

(c) Three members shall represent licensed adoption agencies and shall be appointed by a representative of a private adoption agency. Such representative shall be selected by the executive director of the department.

(d) Three members shall represent either adoptees, adoptive parents, biological parents of adoptees, or biological siblings of adoptees and shall be selected by the executive director of the department;

(e) Two members shall represent confidential intermediaries and shall have completed training as confidential intermediaries. Such members shall be appointed by the executive director of the department.

(2) The commission shall have responsibility for:

(a) Drafting a manual of standards for training confidential intermediaries and licensed child placement agencies that perform searches and contact persons pursuant to section 19-5-305 (3) (b) (III);

(b) Monitoring confidential intermediary training programs and child placement agencies with search and consent programs to ensure compliance with the standards set forth in the manual, with authority to approve or deny such programs based upon compliance with such standards;

(c) Maintaining an up-to-date list of persons who have completed training as confidential intermediaries or as persons who conduct searches for child placement agencies and communicating such list to the judicial department.

(3) The commission shall adopt its own rules of procedure, shall select a chairman, a vice-chairman, and such other officers as it deems necessary, and shall keep a record of its proceedings. The commission shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties, but in no instance shall it meet less than annually. The commission may seek input from confidential intermediary organizations in carrying out its duties.

(4) The commission shall be voluntary and shall not receive per diem payments.

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