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Enacted Kinship/Guardianship Legislation in Colorado

Kinship Placement and Guardianship

Bill: SB 245, Chap. 436; Status: Enacted

Summary: Amends portions of the Colorado Children's Code to comply with the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 concerning kinship placements and due diligence. Allows the court to order the Department of Human Services to exercise due diligence in contacting all grandparents and other adult relatives 30 days following the removal of the child and to inform them about placement possibilities for the child. Establishes a kinship guardianship assistance program in the department of human services.

Sponsored by Senator Sandoval

Pending Kinship/Guardianship Legislation in Colorado

There is no pending Kinship/Guardianship legislation for Colorado.