The Adoptive Families magazine offers a variety of resources to adoptive families, from information about adoptive groups to videos, ask a mom and other parent discussion venues to assist in building the adoptive family.
The Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center (COPARC) is a statewide community-based network of services to support adoptive families. COPARC can help fund the needed services related to the child's adoption or recovery from difficulties the child experienced before removal from his/her home..
The Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families, COCAF, was formed by a group of families who desired to increase the information and resources available to Colorado’s pre- and post-adoptive and kinship families. They hope to provide information to and advocate for families at all phases of the foster-adopt/adoption/kinship process.
If you have an out-of-control child and there’s a chance that the child may hurt themselves or someone else, you need to call the police and request Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. CIT Officers have been trained in handling mental health calls. Even if your child has not been diagnosed with a mental health issue, adopted children, especially those with trauma or abuse in their backgrounds, will respond better if approached in the right manner. If you ever find you need to call for a CIT officer, be sure to thank them for the extra training it takes to become a CIT officer.
For adoptions finalized in 2015, there is a federal adoption tax credit of up to $13,400 per child. The 2015 adoption tax credit is NOT a refundable credit, which means taxpayers can only get the credit refunded if they have federal income tax liability. The credit is paid one time for each adopted child, and should be claimed when taxpayers file taxes for 2015. To be eligible for the credit, parents must have adopted a child other than a stepchild, be either under 18 or be physically or mentally unable to take care of him or herself or be within certain income limits.
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families serves as a post adoption resource for children and families with diverse heritages. HCAF accomplishes this by facilitating annual heritage camps, which provide culturally relevant and family-centered experiences for every member of the family. These camps provide an opportunity to share in a common experience that fulfills a sense of community and individual identity.
The Adoption Exchange takes a holistic approach to adoption and provides expertise and support before, during, and after the adoption process. The Adoption Exchange believes every child deserves a family... therefore, we are the connection between children who wait in foster care and families who adopt. We provide expertise and support before, during and after the adoption process. The Adoption Exchange continues to innovate the adoption process by working towards creating a world where every waiting child will find a permanent family.
The goal to make sure that the experience for both families is sensitive and caring, combining expert medical care with the utmost compassion and sensitivity. As the only hospital in Colorado offering classes to adoptive parents and support during adoption placements in our The BirthPlace Delivery Unit, our goals include: Providing classes to adoptive parents in the process of adoption or those that have added to their family via adoption, supporting families and staff in our BirthPlace during deliveries and placements, providing clear communication between agency social workers and staff members, as well as emotional support for both potential-adoptive parents and patients, and encouraging and facilitating our staff's education regarding infant adoption.
The mission of Project 1.27 is “to inspire, recruit and resource churches and families to foster and adopt the kids in their own backyard.” Project 1.27 acts as a bridge between the church community and kids in foster care that need families. Through the training and support of foster and adoptive parents, families are better prepared and encouraged throughout their journey. Project 1.27 also partners with local churches and agencies in order to recruit more families and smooth the way for parent certification.