• Adoption

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


    As an adoptive parent, you 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.

    We have nearly 60 youth waiting for their forever family. Only about 10-20% of the youth who have been removed from their home are ever available for adoption. Nearly half are adopted by a relative and half are adopted by their current foster family.

  • 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.


  • In order to be considered as a potential adoptive parent with our program, you must be...

    • Interested in adopting a specific waiting youth in one of our three counties
    • Understand 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. (See Alternative Options below if you are interested in youth under the age of 10)
    • Commits to being a parent FOREVER
    • Meets all the certification qualifications
    • Complete all steps in the process to become certified


    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 website to an external site for a list of adoption or placement agencies.

    • 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 website to an external site County Departments of Human Services do not facilitate adoptions outside of the child protection system.

  • 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.

    adoption-links-arapahoe-70 adoption-links-dougco-70 adoption-links-jeffco-70


    Arapahoe County
    Adoption Program


    Douglas County
    Adoption Program


     Jefferson County
    Adoption Program