Whether you are pregnant and thinking about adoption for your baby or a family hoping to grow through adoption, you will need a variety of services and support throughout the adoption process. Here, find local resources and adoption information for the Aurora area.
Aurora Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies
Throughout the adoption process, most prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families choose to use an adoption professional’s services. The professional you choose will be your go-to source for education, support and the services you need to complete your adoption.
Here are some Aurora adoption professionals near you:
How to Become a Foster Parent in Aurora
Couples and individuals considering foster care in Aurora must meet the requirements of the state and their chosen agency. For prospective foster parents in Colorado, that means meeting certain requirements, completing a Colorado home study and attending training.
If you are interested in becoming a foster family, contact a local foster care organization:
- Maple Star
- Lutheran Family Services
- Special Kids Special Families
- Colorado State Foster Parent Association
- Parker Personal Care Homes
- Kids Crossing
Home Study Providers in Aurora
Consisting of personal interviews, background checks, a safety inspection and more, the Colorado home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption and foster care process.
When you are ready to complete the home study, it is important to choose the right professional to ensure you are in compliance with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a home study provider in your area:
- Adoption Options
Adoption Options is a Hague-accredited licensed full-service adoption agency located in Aurora with coverage across the state. The agency provides home study services for domestic, kinship, second parent, embryo and international adoptions.
- A Love Beyond Borders
A Love Beyond Borders is a licensed, Hague-approved adoption agency that offers the required SAFE home study, adoption education and post-adoption services to prepare families for domestic and international adoptions. A Love Beyond Borders provides home study services for intercountry, private domestic, kinship, stepparent and second parent adoptions.
- Adoption Choices of Colorado
Adoption Choices of Colorado is a full-service, nonprofit agency and expert both domestic and international home studies. State of Colorado-trained licensed social workers guide families through the adoption and home study process throughout the state of Colorado.
- Virginia L. Frank, Attorney & Counselor at Law
- Hand in Hand International Adoptions
Hand in Hand can work with any family living in Colorado to complete an international home study.
- International Adoption Net
International Adoption Net is licensed by the state of Colorado to provide home study services to prospective adoptive parents in international and domestic adoption.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Colorado home study providers.
Hospitals in Aurora
If you are an expectant mother pursuing adoption, you will need to consider your hospital plan as your due date approaches. You can work with your adoption specialist and healthcare provider to determine the type of labor and delivery experience you want to have.
As you create your hospital plan, here are some Aurora hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- University of Colorado Hospital – Anschutz
12605 E. 16th Avenue, 5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
- The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S. Potomac Street
Aurora, CO 80012
Additional maternity hospitals, along with other local adoption and foster care resources, may be found in nearby Denver, Colorado.
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
All Aurora adoptions must comply with Colorado adoption laws. State laws regulate many areas of adoption, from consent and relinquishment to adoption expenses. To learn more about adoption laws and regulations in Colorado, visit our state adoption information page. Find an overview of the legal processes that impact birth parents and adoptive families below.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
To protect your rights throughout the adoption process, there are several Colorado laws in place regulating adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity establishment, and more. Find this information, along with other Colorado adoption laws, here.
Laws for Adoptive Families
As you consider adopting in Aurora, you should become familiar with Colorado adoption requirements. Colorado statutes regulate who is eligible to adopt, how much money can be spent on an adoption, how advertising may be used in connection with adoption, and more.
Following the placement of the child, every adoption must be finalized in court. Your adoption professional will work with you to coordinate the finalization process and help you complete your adoption. Find more information about the courts in your county below:
Things to do in Aurora
Throughout the adoption process, you may find yourself spending some time in Aurora, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC paperwork to be processed. Enjoy the following local attractions during your stay: