Nominate a family for National Adoption Month

July 17, 2019

In preparation for National Adoption Month in November 2019, the Office of Children, Youth and Families is asking individuals, counties and CPAs to recognize adoptive families. Each year, we honor adoptive families from throughout Colorado at a special luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. CDHS also develops marketing materials, social media memes and videos to share each family’s story and inspire others to get involved. These resources are also shared with counties and CPAs.

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. Foster and adoptive families are important partners in our recruitment efforts. In addition to being recognized at the Governor's Mansion, families may be: 

  • Asked to speak with members of the media
  • Featured on social media and in public service announcements
  • Featured on to inspire potential foster and adoptive families
  • Featured on the Colorado Heart Gallery

The deadline to nominate a family is 5 pm on August 28, 2019. Update: Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination form. We are no longer accepting nominations.


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