Resource Links

When you become a foster, kinship or adoptive family, you have a lot to learn.  Experienced resource families are still learning every day.  We have attempted to provide you the best and most relevant links for Colorado resource families.


Colorado Resources

State-wide Resources

Colorado Foster Care and Adoption - Learn about how to become a foster parent or how to adopt a child in Colorado.  The site is run by the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Colorado State Foster Parent Association - You are already at this site. Enjoy!

Colorado Department of Human Services - Information on rules, regulation, and other state-wide foster care issues.

Colorado Kinship Connection - This website provides local and statewide information about organizations and programs that may be helpful for kinship caregivers.

Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families - Their primary goals are to provide information to and advocate for families at all phases of the foster-adopt/adoption/kinship process.

Local / County Resources

Arapahoe County Foster Parent Association

Boulder/Broomfield County Foster/Adoptive Family Association

Denver County Foster Parent Association

Larimer County Foster Parent Association


National Resources

Web Sites

National Foster Parent Association - The National Foster Parent Association is the only national organization that strives to support foster parents, and remains a consistently strong voice on behalf of all children.

Adoptive Families - The online adoption and parenting guide, has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years.

FosterClub.com - An awesome site for foster youth.  It has clubs, message boards, tons of information, and fun stuff to read.  Foster youth can learn that they are not alone.  There is a parent-focused site at FosterClub.org

Publications

Fostering Families TODAY - explores the issues that profoundly affect families and children through articles and stories reflecting professional expertise and the experienced perspective of dedicated parents.

Adoption Today - a guide to the issues and answers surrounding International and domestic adoption. Written by adoptive parents, adoptees and professionals in the fields of medicine, law, education, social work, child development and International and domestic adoption.

Adoptive Families - the online adoption and parenting guide, has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years.

Blogs and Other

Upbeats and Downbeats - Hints and strategies to help readers survive the ups and downs of parenting, including special references for foster, kinship, adoptive and special needs situations.

Education

See our Foster Care Education page.



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