Denver Adoption & Foster Care Resources
Whether you are interested in adopting or are considering an adoption plan for your baby in the Mile High City, there are many local adoption and foster care resources available to you. The following provides information about Denver adoption agencies, home study providers and other useful services in and around Denver, Colorado.
Denver Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies
Most prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support they need throughout the adoption process. Some adoptive and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption professionals are located in Denver and can ensure that you meet all Colorado requirements as you move through the adoption process:
Become a Foster Parent in Denver
If you are interested in fostering a child in Denver, you will need to meet all Colorado foster parent requirements and complete an approved home study. The requirements to become a foster parent in Colorado include:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Be able to physically care for a child
- Be able to financially support a child
- Pass child abuse and criminal background checks
For more information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Denver and throughout the rest of the state, visit Colorado Foster Care and Adoption.
The following local agencies and resources can also provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in Denver:
- Maple Star
- Lutheran Family Services
- Special Kids Special Families
- Colorado State Foster Parent Association
- Parker Personal Care Homes
- Kids Crossing
Completing the Home Study in Denver
At the center of every adoption and foster care process is the home study. In Colorado, the home study process includes personal interviews, background checks, an inspection of the home, and more. Learn more about home study requirements and the home study process in Colorado on our state adoption page.
When you are ready to begin the home study process, contact any of these legally qualified home study providers in Denver:
- 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 Denver
If you are an expectant mother and you choose adoption for your baby, you will have control over your hospital stay when it is time to deliver. You will create a hospital plan, including your preferences for who is in the delivery room with you, how much interaction you will have with the adoptive family, and more.
Your adoption professional will inform the hospital of your plan ahead of time to ensure a smooth labor and delivery process. When you are ready to make your hospital plan, here are some local Denver hospitals that you may be able to work with:
- Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
1719 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
- Rose Medical Center
4567 E. 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
- Saint Joseph Hospital
1375 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
- Denver Health
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Many hopeful parents and expectant mothers alike have questions about Denver adoption laws, qualifications and processes. These regulations are determined by Colorado statutes and are the same in Denver as they are in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and anywhere else in the state. Below, learn about some of the laws impacting Denver adoption.
Laws For Birth Parents
Birth parents in Denver often have questions about Colorado adoption laws, rules and qualifications. If you are considering placing a baby for adoption in Denver, find information about adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity laws and more on our adoption in Colorado page.
Laws For Adoptive Families
Colorado adoption laws determine the expenses that can be paid by adoptive families, the requirements for finalizing an international adoption, the use of advertising and facilitators, and more. An outline of laws and regulations for adoptive families in Colorado is available on our How to Adopt in Colorado page.
If you are adopting a child in Denver, Colorado, your adoption will need to be finalized in court. Find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing your adoption in your county:
- Denver County
- Arapahoe County
- Jefferson County
- Adams County
- Douglas County
- Broomfield County
- Elbert County
- Park County
- Clear Creek County
- Gilpin County
Things to do in Denver
Parents who adopt from Colorado often spend some time in Denver throughout the adoption process as they visit prospective birth parents or wait for ICPC paperwork to be processed. If your adoption plans bring you to Denver, consider visiting: