Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

Court Procedures Relinquishment Parental Rights

Concerning court proceedings related to relinquishment of parental rights.
2020 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Current law allows for the reinstatement of parental rights that were terminated if certain conditions are met and the child has not been adopted. The act expands that to allow for reinstatement of parental rights in cases where a parent voluntarily relinquished parental rights and the same conditions are met.

The act clarifies the court procedures to be followed if a respondent parent with a pending dependency and neglect case seeks to voluntarily relinquish parental rights.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details