Permanency and Adoption Resources

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When you pursue adoption through Weld County, we provide support through all phases of the adoption process. Once a child or teen has been placed in an adoptive home, we provide the adoptive family with resources and supportive services. We also assist adoptive families by helping them navigate the court process until the adoption is finalized. After finalization, we offer post-adoption support services through our Family Forever program. Learn more about the Family Forever: Weld County Permanency Support Program further down in this section.

Learn more about Weld County child welfare adoption.

Other Adoption Websites

Although the following three websites will allow you to search for adoptable children and teens in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States, they cannot restrict the search to Weld County youth. Home studies are required for all families wishing to adopt any child or teen, but we can only provide home studies and certifications for families interested in adopting youth currently in our custody. Therefore, if you find a child or teen you're interested in adopting that is not in Weld County, you will need to pursue a home study through a Child Placement Agency (CPA). If you inquire about a child or teen that is in our custody, however, you may pursue a home study either with us or a CPA. Email Jacqui Underwood, Weld County Adoption Supervisor, at macdonje@weldgov.com for more information.

  • Colorado Heart Gallery
    The Colorado Heart Gallery features young people in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. You can view their photos and learn about their hobbies, talents and dreams. Meet Colorado's kids by visiting https://www.coheartgallery.org.
  • AdoptUSKids
    AdoptUSKids is a national project that connects children in foster care with safe, loving, permanent families. See the children and teens waiting in Colorado by visiting https://www.adoptuskids.org.
  • Raise the Future
    Raise the Future (formerly the Adoption Exchange) helps establish permanence in the lives of children and teens in foster care. Headquartered in Colorado, Raise the Future works toward creating a world where every waiting child will find a permanent family. View the Colorado children's gallery by visiting https://www.raisethefuture.org/.

Family Forever: Weld County Permanency Support Program

Family Forever strives to provide families a safe place to discuss their struggles, ask for and receive support, and obtain the necessary resources needed to strengthen their adoptive family.

The primary goal of Family Forever is to preserve permanency for children who have been adopted and to ensure the well-being of all members of the household. In order to do so, it is essential that all families have access to trauma-informed resources.

Families who have adopted children (through any type of adoption) and live in Weld County, and families who have adopted from the Weld County child welfare system and live elsewhere, are eligible for Family Forever services.

Services include in-home, email or telephone consultation and case management, a resource lending library, training opportunities and sharing of information on available community resources.

For more information, contact the Post Adoption Team at (970) 400-6707 or HS-PostAdoptionSupport@weldgov.com, or view the Family Resource webpage

TBRI Caregiver Training

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an attachment focused, evidence-based parenting and intervention model. It is a trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for parents and caregivers of children who come from ‘hard places,’ such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements and violence, but is an approach that can be used by parents and caregivers with all children.

View our calendar to learn more and register for upcoming TBRI caregiver trainings.

Birth Family Search

Colorado Mutual Consent Registry - Adoptees, birth families and adoptive families can access this search and reunion registry. The birth and/or adoption must have been in Colorado to be listed.

Colorado Voluntary Adoption Registry - Facilitates voluntary contact between adult adoptees (who were born in Colorado), siblings/half-siblings and their birth parent(s). Former foster children searching for birth siblings may also utilize this registry.

Learn more about adoptee and birth parent search in Colorado by visiting http://www.co4kids.org.

Suggested Reading

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids - A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

View a large selection of adoption books and resources at https://tapestrybooks.com.