Nominations for National Adoption Month 2021
July 2, 2021
In preparation for National Adoption Month in November 2021, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is asking individuals, counties and child placement agencies (CPAs) to recognize a dedicated adoptive parent or parents. This year CDHS will honor five adoptive families from across Colorado. This year we would especially like to see families who have adopted older youth, families who continue to foster, and families who have adopted children from the Colorado Heart Gallery.
Each National Adoption Month, CDHS honors adoptive families from throughout Colorado at a special event. CDHS also develops marketing materials, social media memes and short videos to share each adoptive family’s story and inspire others to get involved. These resources are also shared with counties and CPAs.
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. Foster and adoptive families are important partners in our recruitment efforts. In addition to being recognized at the luncheon, 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 on the Colorado Heart Gallery
- Featured in a statewide advertising campaign