What is CCIS' Mission?
Colorado Confidential Intermediary Service, Inc. is a service designed to help people
who were involved in a Colorado adoption and are wanting to find birth relatives,
be that a birth parent, a sibling, the adoptee, etc., and
it does this
in as speedy and cost-efficient manner as possible. To accomplish this
- Trains and provides on-going classes and support to it's CIs;
- Provides a bibliography of pertinent texts and support services available
within Colorado, as well as general information about national support groups
and resources, to the searching party and later to the sought-after person;
- Offers low-cost search and contact services to all clients, and has a
system to evaluate a person's qualification for our sliding scale or pro
bono fee schedules;
- Maintains a limited number of administrative employees; and,
- Sustains an adequate number of CIs to support the caseload, providing for
immediate assignment of cases.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
On March 27, 1989, Governor Roy
Romer signed House Bill No. 1177 into law,
creating the Confidential Intermediary
It is the purpose of this (law) to
establish a confidential process
whereby adult adoptees and adoptive
parents who desire information
concerning their or their child's
adoption and biological parents and
siblings who desire information
concerning an adult adoptee may
pursue access to such information.
...The purpose of establishing the
confidential process...is to create a
pool of individuals who the courts
and interested parties may call
upon to initiate a search for a
Governor Roy Romer
This "pool of individuals" consists of confidential intermediaries (CIs) who have been
trained by Colorado Confidential Intermediary Services (CCIS).
In January, 1990, CCIS began providing services to the Colorado adoption
community, with it's first group of trained CIs beginning cases in May, 1990.
THE ROLE OF THE ADOPTION
This same statute established the
Adoption Intermediary Commission (AIC).
The AIC developed standards for training confidential intermediaries. The AIC also
monitors confidential intermediary training
programs offered by organizations such as
CCIS and provides an up-to-date list of
active intermediaries to the Colorado