13 Apr Adoption Attorney Colorado Springs
Adoption is a wonderful thing!
Adoption offers significant psychological, social, and legal benefits for a child. The adopting parent(s) also receive the immediate confirmation that they are, in fact, the parent of their adopted child. Once established, there is no difference, legally speaking, between an adopted child and a biological child. In fact, after the child is adopted, the child’s birth certificate reflects the “new” parent(s).
There are several different kinds of adoptions in Colorado:
- Stepparent: the stepparent is legally married to the biological parent and wishes to take over parental responsibilities of the non-custodial parent
- Kinship: a family member wishing to adopt another family member
- Second-parent: very similar to a stepparent adoption; however, the adopting parents are not married
- Open v. Closed: whether the biological parents may continue having contact (communication and/or visitation) with the adopted child. Open means the contact may continue; closed means it cannot
- Private v. State: whether the biological parents relinquish their parental rights to an adoptive parent or to the state (while the child waits to be adopted)
Are you wanting to adopt a child?
Call us! The adoption lawyers at Travis Law Group have helped many families in successfully navigating adoption. Depending on your specific situation, there are several different processes that your adoption lawyer can help you through. Our experienced Adoption Attorney Colorado Springs can assist you with the issues presented by your individual case.
Satisfied Client Stories
I don't know what I would have done without Elizabeth Vanatta and her amazing paralegals. My child was in a horrible situation and she helped me get her out of it. She explained every step of the process and all the paperwork was completed accurately and in a timely manner. She is incredibly professional in the courtroom and excellent at what she does. Worth every penny.
Liz was a real lifeline in this process. From our first meeting, I knew right away that she was the right person I needed to not only guide me through this challenging time, but also to be a fair and compassionate attorney. She did such an amazing job at both.
We were so impressed with Travis Law Firm. Megan was super helpful, always quick to communicate and walk us through the process. Rich was very personable and down to earth, and worked tirelessly to ensure a positive verdict for our family. We are so thankful!
The law firm of Rich Travis, Law was absolutely phenomenal in their preparation and execution of legal matters. Faced with a very challenging divorce proceedings, Counselor Travis and his paralegal Marissa were not just terrific in preparing the legal case, but were magnificent in preparing their client and reducing his anxiety prior to the court hearing. This team is excellent, and advantaged their client in multiple ways.
His great reputation is well deserved. Always had my families long term and best interest as the priority.
My wife and I went through a grueling drawn out legal process for over one year. Rich provided excellent legal advice and counsel which ended in a very positive verdict for us. He exhibited ethical character throughout our legal battle and was well prepared that led to excellent representation in our court appearances. In the beginning, Rich was upfront with us on the possible outcomes for our case and did not give us a sense of false hopes. We highly recommend his legal services.
Mr. Travis and Megan heard my concerns regarding my divorce and presented them to court in a very professional manner. I would utilize them again if ever I need legal council. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Worth every penny.
SUPER EXCELLENT LAWYER! Mr. Travis has been my lawyer for a very long time and has done a super excellent job in not only fighting FOR me, but also PROTECTING my interests! I highly recommend him for any family court needs you might have.
I have worked with Rich Travis and his office for the past 5+ years, and he has always ensured myself and my husband he would do everything he could to help in our parental custody/child support case. He and his paralegal, Marissa, are always quick to respond to any emails, and their willingness to help with sudden issues that may arise makes us truly grateful to them. One thing you don’t always find is a lawyer who cares about your life outside of the case. Rich takes the time to chat with you about everyday life, which is extremely refreshing-especially after you’ve talked business- he’s not trying to push you out of his office for the next client. I highly recommend Rich and his staff for any family custody/child support cases. I am confident in saying he puts in the work and research before going into a trial. Although our case/process has been a long one, Rich has been nothing short of a phenomenal lawyer, and we will continue to recommend and utilize him and his staff in the future if needed!
I have been struggling on this case for almost 5 years, seen more than 10 lawyers, and paid all kinds of lawyer fees or consulting fees. But you are the only firm that really spends time on the case and assists me.
5 Star Rating!
Wonderful experience with Mr. Travis and his team! Handled the case professionally and communicated well.
My experience with your firm was exceptional and I would highly recommend Rich to anyone in need of the best representation. I would love nothing more than to be able to share the positive experience I had in my own personal situation.
I couldn’t ask for a better, more well-rounded, suitable, professional, not just attorney, but respectable human in handling family law matters. I’ve used Rich Travis and his firm ongoing since 2003. He’s always been my go-to-expert in manners related to handling difficult manners with delusional exes who seem to continue their egregious tirades believing their somehow right within their ill-begotten parenting ideologies and deranged minds of being some victim using the slighted system against fathers. Colorado family law is skewed based on 35+ years of poor legislation and (Child Enforcements misguidance and misinterpretation of law) attempting to correct past bad fathers behaviors; they certainly have made father’s pay a terrible price for others past behaviors. It’s not based on equality nor does the state believe in father’s having rights as its Rich’s attempts to correct this ongoing problem. He has been there for me in just about all the way (when I’ve retained him) and when I didn’t use his expertise, twice due to my own impatience or lack of willingness to sum up the retainer, I soon regretted it by retaining far inferior attorneys. Yes, retaining Rich doesn’t offer his expertise at a light expense, but you get what you “retain” for and not at anytime did he stray me wrong and was well behind the wheel when representing me. He fights for you and your parental rights! Regardless of gender. He holds much honor and respect not just for his military service, but how he uses those Army values with his practice bestowed within his guidance, for direction and leadership.
I cannot thank Rich Travis and his staff enough for helping me through a difficult time. They made the process simple and produced the results I was looking for. Great firm!
The Travis Law Group is excellent. Mr. Travis and Donna handled my divorce case with integrity, competently, and presented the truth. The court and judge agreed with our position and my case was settled to my satisfaction. The Travis Law Group is to be commended for their due diligence and expertise. I have faith in our legal system based on their superior work and expertise. Travis Law has my deepest respect and appreciation for a job well done. Thank you.
Richard Travis and his staff did a great job, and I would recommend them! He explained all the steps and options and was very approachable, as was his staff.
Travis Law Group has represented me more than once. Mr. Rich Travis is very professional, knowledgeable, and meticulous in reviewing his cases. Dauna Overly is the greatest paralegal. His staff is fantastic and are very personable and adaptive. I feel confident when I hire Travis Law Group that they will represent and fight for my rights. I wouldn't retain any attorney but Travis Law Group for my legal needs.
Richard Travis and his staff did a great job throughout the process, and I would recommend them!
One of my best decisions, choosing this law firm to represent myself and my family. The entire staff did an excellent job in assisting with all of our legal needs. Highly professional, compassionate, and dedicated to achieving our goal. Mr. Travis went above and beyond what I had anticipated/asked of him to do. Anyone in the Colorado Springs area should search no more if wondering/questioning whom to put such serious matters in the hands. Travis Law Group is where I would begin and end; this coming from a previous client in need. All of my cases settled and won. Thank you TLG.
Mr. Travis and his paralegal Dauna were wonderful in representing me in my divorce and child custody case. They were both very knowledgeable about laws, and detail oriented in preparing my case. I was extremely impressed with their explanations of all of my questions. Mr. Travis spent time talking with me about a situation that could have potentially gone negative on me with my kids, and helped me form a positive plan to present in my hearing. The outcome for me and my children could not have gone better. Their firm was also cost cautious. I will definitely hire Travis Law if I ever need legal representation in the future.
Travis Law Group was awesome!!! They represented me in my contempt case against my Ex-wife and I was very, very happy with the end result. They even helped me get a portion of my lawyer fees back ($3,000.00 to be exact) due to it being my Exes fault that I had to be in court again. Dauna Overly was excellent to work with. She was very responsive and made sure I was kept up to date on everything that was going on with the case with phone calls and almost daily emails and if I had any questions it was answered within a very short period of time, usually within an hour and less than 2. Megan Hersh was also very helpful and super responsive when it came to billing. Any question/s I did not understand about my bill was explained to me in detail and the reply to any such question was swift. The greatest part was when I ran out of cash they allowed me to pay off what I owed by working with me and establishing a payment plan. I will definitely recommend Travis Law Group as I am sure they will take care of other as they did me!! Thanks TLG!!!!!!
I was referred to Rich Travis almost 15 years ago from a friend experiencing divorce complications. Best decision to change law firms because I inherited an exceptional law family! Rich, Dauna, Mitch, Megan along with their support staff has gone above and beyond. They have impressed me with their personal attention to each case with impeccable responsive to questions and concerns. You actually feel like a member of the team working your case! Advice, court preparation and court presentation is extraordinary. A legal team that approaches law and clientele with honesty and integrity is a rare gem. Rich has my full trust and faith!!
Rich Travis is an incredible attorney. He and his staff are incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and thorough. I would recommend him without hesitation. Thank you Rich.
World class lawyer and team.
Mr. Rich Travis is one of the best attorney's that I have dealt with in my 27 year professional career. He is extremely competent in every situation I have had the privilege in working with him on. He is conscientious of my time and he works in the best interest of his client's. In addition, his staff, particularly Ms. Megan Hersh, was also a pleasure. She is attentive, thorough and prompt in her work on my particular case. I highly recommend that anyone that needs one of the best attorney's for a situation, that you would contact the Travis Law Group. You will not be disappointed.
If you need good help this is the place to go! Very caring and understanding people that work here!! If you need help see them!
Mr Travis, Dauna & his team were exceptional! From the very beginning of my case they made me feel at ease, listened thoroughly and explained in detail to what possible avenues I had as options. I can honestly say I believe that the outcome of my legal peace of mind was directly related to that fact that I hired the right lawyer. In the court room, it was amazing to see how truly prepared he was. He knew my case inside and out.
I chose Rich Travis' Law Firm to represent me in a parenting-time case. Rich and his colleague Mitch were incredibly thorough, precise, and gave my case the specific attention that it required. Additionally, their paralegal Marissa Sterrett is incredibly sharp, organized, efficient, and has a keen eye for detail. Rich's staff gained my trust early in the process and took the very best care of my case to ensure a victory in the courtroom. My only mistake was not hiring Rich Travis' office at the very beginning of my divorce process, I would have had much better results early on in my case.
Richard Travis, his firm and the rest of his team are all consummate professionals, from the attorneys and paralegals to their receptionist. I hired Richard Travis at the nascent stages of my highly contested custody battle. My case lasted a grueling 8 years. But during my family’s dire need of a go-to legal team, and when I (we) needed this requirement the most, I was very assured and at ease to have Rich and the rest of his A-team at my side. I was able to sleep soundly at night knowing that Rich was there at my side in the courtroom.
Rich has taken care of two problems for us. An attempt to change visitation rights by our great-grandson's grandparent and now assisting with a granddaughter's divorce situation. In both cases, he kept us in the loop.
Mr. Travis is excellent with law facts, communication, completing legal matters in an expedient manner. He listens, is very intelligent, and is in tune with your needs. I have recommended him to many persons and will continue to do business with him in the future.
1. Who is eligible to adopt?
So long as you are 21 years or older, anyone can adopt. There is no requirement regarding marriage, home ownership, age, gender, religion. Exceptions include, but are not limited to, a person convicted of any violent crime against a spouse/child (abuse, neglect, battery, sexual assault, rape, or murder)
2. What is the difference between guardianship and adoption?
Adoption creates a permanent change wherein the parental rights of the biological parent(s) are relinquished. A guardianship is only temporary and does not permanently relinquish those parental rights.