As a prospective adoptive or birth parent in Fort Collins, there are many local resources and professionals available to assist you through the adoption process and answer your questions about how to adopt or place a baby for adoption in Colorado. Below, learn more about these professionals and find answers to common questions about adoption in Fort Collins.
Fort Collins Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies
One of the first steps for birth mothers and adoptive parents in the adoption process is to choose an adoption professional. You will work with your adoption professional to get the services and support you need through every step of the adoption process.
The following Fort Collins adoption agencies have experience completing local adoptions and can help you reach your adoption goals:
- Adoption Dreams Come True
- Adoption Options
- Hope’s Promise
- Wyoming and Colorado Children’s Society
- Colorado Adoption Center
Become a Foster Parent in Fort Collins
Prospective foster and foster-adoptive parents in Colorado must meet certain eligibility requirements, complete the home study and submit background checks. More information about becoming a foster parent in Colorado is available through Colorado Foster Care and Adoption.
The following local agencies and resources can also provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in Fort Collins:
Home Study Providers in Fort Collins
For adoptive parents, the home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption and foster care process. The Colorado home study includes criminal history and child abuse registry checks, as well as separate and joint interviews with the adoptive applicants and all adults and children residing in the applicants’ home.
For more information about what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in Colorado page.
It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a home study provider in your area:
- Adoption Choices of Colorado
303-670-4401 ext. 102
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
- 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.
Hospitals in Fort Collins
One of the most emotional parts of the adoption process, both for birth parents and adoptive families, is the time spent in the hospital when the baby is born. It is entirely up to the birth mother to decide how she would like her hospital stay to go.
If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, you will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure everything happens exactly as you want it to. When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, here are some Fort Collins area hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- Poudre Valley Hospital
1024 S. Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
- Banner Fort Collins Medical Center
4700 Lady Moon Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Some of the most common questions for birth parents and adoptive families in Fort Collins are about local adoption laws and regulations. Adoption laws are determined by the state and are the same in Fort Collins as they are in Denver, Colorado Springs, and anywhere else in the state.
The following provides an overview of the types of laws and regulations in place in Colorado.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
For prospective birth parents, some of the most important adoption laws are those regarding consent and relinquishment. Colorado statutes regulate who must consent to an adoption, when and how consent can be executed, when consent becomes irrevocable, and more. This information, along with other Colorado adoption laws, is included in our Colorado adoption information.
Laws for Adoptive Families
Hopeful adoptive parents often wonder whether they are eligible to adopt, what adoption expenses they are permitted to pay, and the types of adoption professionals who may advertise or facilitate an adoption. An outline of these and other Colorado adoption laws is available in our adoption in Colorado page.
At the end of the adoption process, every adoption must be finalized in family court. If you are adopting in Fort Collins, Colorado, find information about finalizing your adoption in Larimer County.
Things to do in Fort Collins
As you visit prospective birth parents or wait for ICPC paperwork to be processed, you may find yourself spending some time in Fort Collins during the adoption process. Here are some fun ways to spend your time if you are looking for things to do in the area: