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    Human Services Adoption division


    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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    Adoption Advocate

    Amy Kraft

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  • Adoption


    Welcome pre- and post- adoptive families! This website will provide tools to assist you in your journey to adopt and raise your children. With all of the joys that adoption brings, it is often accompanied by challenges. You are not alone and there are many services and resources to assist you in becoming an adoptive parent, as well meeting your special needs throughout the family journey.

    Is Adoption Right for You?

    Can you commit to adopting our waiting children who have experienced loss and trauma and offer them a lifetime of unconditional love and support? Families are needed who can handle the challenging parenting situations and commit to being "on duty" all day, every day, to adopt. These families must be able to provide for each child unconditionally and know that even when they do not feel appreciated, they are helping to prevent future cycles of abuse, and giving a child hope.

    See information on the Jefferson County kids waiting for adoption


    Click here for more information on Adoption Options available to you 

     For information on Jefferson, Arapahoe, and Douglas County's Collaborative Foster/Adoption Program please visit the following website.  Foster Care page for more information.

    Contact the Post-Adoption Advocate

    The Jefferson County Adoption Advocate is Amy Kraft. For additional information, please contact Amy by email, or by desk phone at 303-271-4423

    Post-Adoption Services

    Contact the Adoption Advocate for additional information or help with any of the following services.

    Funding Requests

    One time limited funding may be available for activities such as emergency needs, respite care, or training.

    Art Reach Events Program

    This program allows adopt, foster and kinship families to request tickets to area events at no cost. See the Art Reach Program flyer Adobe PDF Icon for additional information and the application.

    Home Visits

    The adoption advocate is available to meet with you to discuss needs and identify resources

    Lending Library

    Tap into our large collection of books giving expertise in raising adopted children. View the books Adobe PDF Icon we have available for you to check out.

    Advocacy Support

    Get guidance for issues or circumstances you encounter. Maybe you need a healthy dose of encouragement, or just want someone to accompany you to an appointment.

    Support Groups

    Join one of many support groups Adobe PDF Icon in the local area.

    Mental Health Professionals

    If you are looking for a therapist Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document in the Denver Metro area please check out this list of  Adoption Competent therapists from the Adoption Exchange.  

    Resource Navigation

    Finding the right resource can be difficult, we can help. Contact Amy, the Adoption Advocate.

  • Adoption Events

    • Ongoing Adoption Events

      Adoption and Foster Care Information Nights

      Our Information Nights are open to any interested member of the public to learn more about foster care and adoption. Attendance at Information Night is required before families may begin the pre-service training. Please see the Collaborative Foster Care website External Link Icon for dates, times and registration.

      Adoption Exchange Training

      The Adoption Exchange, a non-profit organization based in Colorado, offers many different trainings  and classes for adoptive families. See the Adoption Exchange website External Link Icon for details on the classes.

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