2018 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 19 - Children's Code
Article 5 - Relinquishment and Adoption
Part 2 - Adoption
§ 19-5-216. Increased access for adoption - study
(1) (a) The state department shall examine and evaluate the process of adoptive placements of children in the legal custody of the county departments of human or social services and identify those aspects of the process that may be improved to achieve the ultimate goal of permanency for the greatest number of children in safe and healthy adoptive homes. In conducting this analysis, the state department should consider, but need not be limited to, the following:
(I) The best means by which to increase county accessibility to qualified families seeking to adopt and the best means by which to achieve placement of children available for adoption with such families;
(II) Whether further automation would be conducive to the achievement of permanency of children;
(III) The need for centralization of information;
(IV) The benefits of additional standardization;
(V) The resources of other interested entities or foundations that may be available to support public adoptions;
(VI) The programs and systems developed by other states to achieve maximum access and expedited permanency for children in safe and healthy adoptive homes; and
(VII) The methods used to reduce the number of disruptions in adoptive homes.
(I) The executive director of the department is authorized to accept and expend on behalf of the state any funds, grants, gifts, or donations from any private or public source for the purpose of implementing this section; except that no gift, grant, or donation shall be accepted if the conditions attached thereto require the expenditure thereof in a manner contrary to law.
(II) The executive director of the department is authorized to apply for a federal waiver, if necessary, to authorize the use of federal grant moneys to implement this section.