C.R.S. Section 19-5.5-305
Guidance and instruction


A child placement agency must provide or cause to be provided to the prospective adoptive parent guidance and instruction specific to the child to help prepare the parent to respond effectively to the needs of the child that are known to or reasonably ascertainable by the child placement agency.


The guidance and instruction under subsection (1) of this section must address, if applicable:


The potential effect on the child of:


A previous adoption or out-of-home placement;


Multiple previous adoptions or out-of-home placements;


Trauma, insecure attachment, fetal alcohol exposure, or malnutrition;


Neglect, abuse, drug exposure, or similar adversity;


Separation from a sibling or significant caregiver; and


A difference in ethnicity, race, or cultural identity between the child and the prospective adoptive parent or other child of the parent;


Information available from the federal government on the process for the child to acquire United States citizenship; and


Any other matter a child placement agency considers material to the adoption.


The guidance and instruction under subsection (1) of this section must be provided:


For adoption of a child residing in the United States a reasonable time before the adoption is finalized; or


For an intercountry adoption, in accordance with the federal law.

Source: Section 19-5.5-305 — Guidance and instruction, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-19.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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