Three Ways You Can Help A Child Find A Family

Today in Colorado there are 276 children and teens in foster care waiting to be adopted. These young people are a lot like the kids who you already know. They are resilient. Even though they have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential.

Here are three ways you can help.

  1. Become a parent. Colorado is committed to inclusion. There are no restrictions on who can adopt based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or marital status. All that matters is that you are at least 21 years or older and that you are ready to make a difference in a child or teen’s life at a time when they need you the most. There is little to no cost to adopt through the foster care system. Meet real Colorado families that have adopted.
  2. Become a mentor. Waiting is hard. Children and teens in foster care waiting need the support and guidance of a dedicated adult. Learn more about how you can become a mentor by visiting Mentoring Colorado.
  3. Host the Colorado Heart Gallery. The Colorado Heart Gallery is a traveling photography display and website dedicated to finding families for children and teens in Colorado who are waiting. It is one of Colorado’s most effective ways to find families for children and teens. We need businesses, churches, nonprofits and other high-traffic venues to host the Colorado Heart Gallery photography exhibit and raise awareness about adoption through the foster care system. Email to ask about hosting the Colorado Heart Gallery.

To learn more about adoption and the young people who are waiting, visit

Data accurate as of November 2017

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