- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Colorado.
- County DHS Offices
Contact Information for county DHS offices.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Colorado.
- Pre-Service Training Information
CO Foster and Adopt provides information on 25-hour pre-service training classes.
- Private Adoption Agencies
The Adoption Exchange compiled a list of private foster care adoption agencies in Colorado.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Colorado.
- Colorado Adoption Information Class
A free class hosted by the Adoption Exchange designed to provide an overview of adoption-related topics. Topics include how to start the adoption process; types of adoption; working with public or private agencies; expectations of parents and children; and how to be informed of adoption services.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Colorado Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DHS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Adams County
Photo listing of waiting children in Adams County.
- Arapahoe County
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Arapahoe County.
- Colorado Heart Gallery
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Colorado.
- Jefferson County
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Jefferson County.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Colorado to view contact information regarding waiting Colorado children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- Colorado County ICPC Liaisons
Scroll down to the ICPC folder, click the arrow, and download the Colorado- County ICPC liasons document for contact information for ICPC liasons in each county.
- Colorado ICPC
DHS provides general information on ICPC process
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in Colorado, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Colorado to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Colorado, courtesy of Child Welfare Infomormation Gateway.
- Adoption Assistance Policies
Adoption assistance policies for each county in Colorado.
- Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families
COCAF provides all families in the pre- and post-adoption phases with support, education and resources.
- Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center
COPARC provides adoptive families with post-placement resources including a list of mental health professionals, FAQs, support groups, respite care, and more.
- COPARC Adoption Articles
A list of articles on various adoption topics, including emotional disorders, attachment, finance, holiday triggers, parenting tips, siblings, and more.
- COPARC Education
A list of family seminars and respite care trainings families can take.
- Find and Select an Adoption Therapist
Suggestions and tops for finding and selecting a therapist with adoption experience and training.
- Foster and Adoptive Training Classes
List of training classes foster and adoptive parents can take to further their education. Classes include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, attachment, transracial adoption, parenting teenagers, parenting children who have experienced trauma and more.
- Lending Libraries
A list of libraries that provide books on adoption.
- Mental Health Professionals Search
Contact Information, counseling specialty, and fee information for licensed mental health professionals in Colorado.
- Post-Adoption Guide
Topics include adoption assistance, federal and state subsidies, educational supports, developmental disabilities services, mental health supports, search and reunion services, and more.
- Respite Care Providers
List of licensed respite care providers in Colorado.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Colorado.
- Support Groups
A list of different support groups in Colorado, courtesy of the Adoption Exchange.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.