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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.
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.
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Can you provide a stable and caring home to embrace foster children? Please see the Foster Care page for more information.
The Jefferson County Adoption Advocate is Nancy McGinnis. For additional information, please contact Nancy by email, by phone at 303-271-4423, or by cell phone (or text) at 303-562-5563.
Contact the Adoption Advocate for additional information or help with any of the following services.
One time limited funding may be available for activities such as emergency needs, respite care, or training.
This program allows adopt, foster and kinship families to request tickets to area events at no cost. See the Art Reach Program flyer for additional information and the application.
The adoption advocate is available to meet with you to discuss needs and identify resources
Tap into our large collection of books giving expertise in raising adopted children. View the books we have available for you to check out.
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.
Join one of many support groups in the local area.
Finding the right resource can be difficult, we can help. Contact Nancy, the Adoption Advocate.
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 for dates, times and registration.
The Adoption Exchange, a non-profit organization based in Colorado, offers many different trainings and classes for adoptive families. See the Adoption Exchange website for details on the classes.
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