Adoption: Meet Adriane

When Adriane learned she would not be able to have more biological children at a young age, she chose to pursue foster care, having been in foster care briefly when she was 15. Nearly six years ago, Adriane and her son, Caedin, began to welcome children and youth ages two to 17 into their home. Since becoming a foster parent with Garfield County, Adriane has cared for more than 34 children and youth and currently has a 6-year-old girl in foster care in her home. Adriane has adopted three children and youth from foster care and has maintained connections with the biological families of children in her home as well as the families of children and youth who have left her home. Adriane has developed a close friendship with the mother of two boys she cared for at the beginning of her foster care journey.