Colorado post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Colorado. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support

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Post-adoption/guardianship support services

In Colorado, adoptive families have access to the following services through a post-adoption support program:

  • Child and youth assessments
  • Information (websites, fact sheets, articles, etc.) 
  • Referral to services
  • Training/other development
  • Peer support for parents
  • Peer support for children/teens
  • Educational support
  • Respite care
  • Community-based therapeutic services

The following services may be available as part of an adoption/guardianship subsidy agreement based on the needs of the individual child: 

  • Financial/material support
  • In-home therapeutic services 
  • Residential therapeutic services

Who is eligible for these services?

  • Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system 
  • Families who have adopted from another state’s foster care system
  • Families who have adopted internationally or privately
  • Families who have guardianship of a child from foster care

Colorado Post Permanency Services and Supports are available to any family who has achieved permanency, including birth family and kinship caregivers.

Who provides these services?

The Colorado Department of Human Services contracts with Raise the Future to offer post-permanency services across the state. The foundation of the state’s post-permanency support services is Trust-Based Relational Intervention™ (TBRI). For more detailed information about the post-adoption and guardianship support available to families, visit the Colorado Family Support website

Parent support groups

Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.

To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.

Statewide associations

Colorado State Foster Parent Association

Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families

Parent groups

AAC Adoption & Family Network, Inc.
Location: Berthoud

Adoption Options
Location: Denver

Ariel Clinical Services
Location: Grand Junction

Aurora Mental Health Center
Location: Aurora

Bethany Christian Services of Colorado
Location: Aurora

Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI)
Location: Centennial

Families by Design
Location: Glenwood Springs

Families by Grace, Adoption/Foster Support Group
Location: Fort Morgan

Family Resource Network - Kaleidoscope Counseling
Location: Colorado Springs

Finally Home
Location: Fort Collins

Fostering Hope
Location: Colorado Springs

Jewish Children's Adoption Network
Location: Denver

Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Location: Aurora

Kid's Crossing, Inc.
Location: Colorado Springs

Logan County Department of Social Services
Location: Sterling

Montrose County Department of Health and Human Services
Location: Montrose

Prowers County Department of Human Services
Location: Lamar

Single Adoptive Moms of Colorado
Location: Denver

The Institute for Attachment and Child Development