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    "Adoption is less about getting a child for your family, and more about giving your family for a child." - Unknown

     

    Adoptive parents become a 'forever family' to youth who can no longer live with their biological family due to unresolved concerns for their safety and well-being.

  • cfcp-adoption-kids-izaiahIzaiah

    Izaiah is a very active kid who loves to ride his bike, play outside, and search for all types of creatures. Very knowledgeable about animals, it’s no wonder he loves all he meets. Izaiah enjoys playing video games, and likes to go out to eat his favorite food, pizza. In the sixth grade, Izaiah is interested in making new friends and has been described as a very likeable boy.

  • cfcp-adoption-kids-samSam

    Samuel is a business minded teen with an entrepreneurial spirit! He has strong social skills and enjoys conversation, especially when he can provide motivation and encouragement to others. Samuel is creative, artistic, and athletic; he enjoys a variety of sports, and has a special interest in wrestling. This hard working tenth-grader enjoys interacting with peers and adults, and is mindful of how his behavior impacts others. 

     

  • cfcp-adoption-kids-madridIsaiah, Savannah and Aurieanna

    These kids have an undeniable bond! Isaiah is a boy with a fun personality who loves sports and enjoys video games and hunting. Savannah has an array of interests ranging from soccer and playing outdoors, to fashion and playing her trumpet. Aurieanna is a girl with a kind, caring, and relaxed disposition who loves to draw, color, make bracelets, and read.

     

  • A Collaborative Foster Care Program Adoptive Parent …

    • Is interested in adopting a specific waiting child/youth in one of our three counties to be considered by our program.
    • Understands our youth waiting for their forever family are over the age of 10. Exceptions to this include sibling groups with children of varying ages, and youth with significant special needs.
    • Commits to being a parent FOREVER.
    • Meets all the certification qualifications required for being an adoptive parent.
    • Completes all steps in the process to become a certified adoptive parent.

     

    Benefits of Adoption from Foster Care

    • A child/youth now has a forever family
    • Medicaid until youth is 18 years of age
    • Post adoption support
    • Affordable

     

    What Are My Chances of Adopting?

     The Collaborative Foster Care Program (CFCP) has nearly 50 children/youth waiting for their forever family. To learn more about the kids, see our Meet Our Kids page. Youth who have been removed from their home are reunified with their family 80-90% of the time. Of the 10-20% of youth who are not able to safely return home, about half are adopted by a relative and half are adopted by their current foster family. 

    A family who becomes certified with the Collaborative Foster Care Program is eligible to adopt from any one of our three counties. To learn more about our youth who are seeking an adoptive family, please visit each county website individually (links are listed below).

    Alternative Options

    If you only desire to adopt a child under the age of 10, or you are not interested in any of our current waiting children, we recommend that you contact the Adoption Exchange You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site for a list of adoption or placement agencies.

    • County Departments of Human Services do not facilitate private adoptions outside of the child protective system. For custodial, step-parent or relative adoptions not involved with child protection, please check out the self-help section of the Colorado State Courts website. You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site


  • As a certified Collaborative Foster Care Program family, you have access to children waiting for adoption in any of the three counties.  Follow the links below to each county’s page for information on the children waiting for adoption in their county.

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    Arapahoe County
    Adoption Program

     

    Douglas County
    Adoption Program

     

     Jefferson County
    Adoption Program