We need your help to find families for children and teens in Colorado

November 1, 2018

Today in Colorado, there are 290 children and teens in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. These children are resilient. Even though they have experienced abuse or neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential with help and support from the community and a loving parent.

We need everyone in Colorado to help us find a parent for these kids and teens. Here’s how:

Become a foster and adoptive parent. Last year alone, 909 children and teens in foster care were adopted, most frequently by their foster parents. Family reunification is the primary goal in foster care. When that isn’t possible, we look for an adoptive family to provide the love, stability and safety that every child needs and deserves.

You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. Adoptive parents can …

  • be single or married.
  • live in an apartment or house. You can own or rent.
  • Identify as LGBTQ+ or heterosexual.
  • be an experienced parent or a first-time parent.

In order to foster and adopt, you must be at least 21 years old and ready to make a difference in a child or teen’s life at a time when they need you the most.

Raise awareness. You can host the Colorado Heart Gallery and let people know that there are children in every Colorado community who need a family. Visit COHeartGallery.org to help. You can also display information about adoption in your office or business location. Order an informational poster here

Volunteer or mentor. Visit the How You Can Help section of our website to find a local organization that helps families and children.

Learn more about the adoption process and hear from other Coloradans who have adopted. To learn more about the children and teens who are waiting, visit COHeartGallery.org

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