Confidential Intermediary Appointment Process

The Confidential Intermediary Appointment Process is SIMPLE!  

Complete the appropriate Motion and Affidavit to Open Sealed Adoption File (court form links below), print 3 black copies of JDF #345 (Order of Appointment of Confidential Intermediary) and file with the court of jurisdiction (listed below). 

  • FILING BIRTH RELATIVE – file in the county where the child was relinquished.  

  • FILING ADOPTEE OR ADOPTIVE RELATIVE – file in the county where the adoptive parents were living at the time of the adoption.  

DO NOT file in more than one court! *Contact Candice if you have difficulties filing or you have not heard back from the court within 4-6 weeks after filing.

COLORADO COURT ADDRESSES:   COLORADO COURTS.pdf


SIMPLIFIED STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill out 3 copies of the appropriate court form (below) and have them notorized. Keep a copy for yourself.
  2. Print 3 blank copies of JDF #345.  DO NOT fill out, leave blank.
  3. Enclose 2 stamped envelopes (failure to send stamped/addressed envelopes will cause cancelations):
    1. Addressed to yourself

    2. Addressed to CI (Candice Rizzuto / contact NOCO CI for address).
  4. ASK Candice to send you a CI ASSIGNMENT MOTION.
  5. MAIL THE ABOVE (1-4) documents to the court of jurisdiction (county where the child was relinquished or county where adoptive parents were living at the time of adoption).

COLORADO COURT ADDRESSES:   COLORADO COURTS.pdf


AFTER YOU MAIL THE FORMS TO COURT – WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT

  1. CI will contact you (within 4-6 weeks) to confirm the court has received your motion, and CI fees will be due (see CI Fees Page). The CI will send you a CI/PETITIONER contract which will explain search expectations and expense money. Sign contract. Send contract and payment to CI. * Payment must be received in full before search process starts.

  2. CI will contact you to confirm receipt of payment/contract and contact you to discuss the search process, expenses, and expectations discussed in the contract. CI will then begin the search process.

  3. Once the sought-after has been located, the CI will contact you before she makes contact. This will give you and the CI a chance to discuss expectations and contact arrangements/preferences.

  4. CI will attempt to make contact.  Sought-after will need to file a consent/refusal form with the CI/Court before information can be exchanged.

  5. The petitioner may decide to pursue an additional search for additional biological family members. See additional search fees on CI Fee Page.

  6. Once the case is completed the CI will return all records to the court of jurisdiction for closure. All remaining expense money will be returned to the petitioner.


FORMS

COURT LINK FORMS:  
https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm?Form_Type_ID=13

JDF #343 – If you are an adoptee

JDF #341 If you are an adoptive parent or custodial grandparent

JDF #344 – If you are a birth parent or biological grandparent

JDF #344A  If the birth mother used a known fictitious name

JDF #342 – If you are a sibling or half sibling of an adoptee

JDF #352 / JDF #353 – If you are an adult descendant, legal guardian, spouse, adult stepchild of adoptee, adopted adult sibling of the adoptee, or adopted adult sibling of adoptee. Petitioners listed above will ALSO need to have the living adoptee sign a consent authorizing their search, using form JDF #353. If the adoptee is deceased, the petitioner will need to provide death documentation.

* JDF #345ALL PETITIONERS MUST print/send 3 blank copies of JDF #345  "Order of Appointment of Confidential Intermediary" to the court of jurisdiction.

 

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