Nominate a family for National Adoption Month 2022

June 3, 2022

In preparation for National Adoption Month in November, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is asking individuals, counties and child placement agencies (CPAs) to recognize dedicated adoptive parents and adoptive kinship caregivers. 

Every year during National Adoption Month, CDHS recognizes foster families from throughout Colorado at a special event. CDHS also develops marketing materials, social media memes and short videos to share each family’s story and inspire others to get involved. These resources are also shared with counties and CPAs. 

To be considered parents or kinship caregivers must have adopted at least one child or youth from foster care in Colorado. All nominations are welcome and encouraged. Research shows that the most effective way to recruit new foster and adoptive families is to share the stories and experiences of other families similar to them. This year we would especially like to honor families who have adopted older youth. Foster, kinship and adoptive families are important partners in our recruitment efforts. In addition to being recognized at a special event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, families may be: 

  • Asked to speak with members of the media
  • Featured on social media and in public service announcements
  • Featured on CO4Kids.org to inspire potential foster and adoptive families
  • Featured in a statewide advertising campaign

All nominations must be received by EOD on Monday, August 23, 2022. Complete a nomination form. Please contact Adrienne Baxter adrienne.baxter@state.co.us if you have any questions about the nomination process.

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