Private Adoption: Choosing a Colorado Adoptive Family
You have decided that a Colorado adoption is the right path for you and are ready to give you and your child a future full of opportunities when it hits you; “how will I make sure that my baby ends up with the perfect family?” Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we are here to help you find the perfect home for you and your child. Colorado is filled with loving adoptive parents anxiously awaiting a new addition to their family. With the help of our adoption experts, and a few helpful tools and tricks, you will be on the path to meeting your ideal adoptive family in no time!
Using Colorado Family Profiles
Adoption Choices of Colorado is proud to offer an easy-to-use system of family profiles to help you find the best adoptive parent match for your needs. Our waiting families all have the ability to promote their unique offerings through a short description of their assets and desires on our web page. These family profiles are a way for adoptive families to display what makes them stand out and for you to easily choose the best adoptive family. Each profile is complete with a picture of the adoptive parents, a detailed description of their lifestyle and passions, and various forms of contact. This contact can include a phone number for calling or texting and an email or even a digital chat function through our website. We want to make sure that you can access the family in whatever way you would like. Often adoptive parents will include a variety of photos of themselves and their environment so that you can get a visual representation of their life. Adoption Choices of Colorado also offers the ability to view the adoptive family’s “flip book” that will compile their profile into an easily read digital book.
In terms of searching for the adoptive parents that will fit your needs, Adoption Choices of Colorado allows you to filter through the family profiles by a variety of different specifications. One of these filters includes the ability to view practitioners of a specific religious group for those who are specifically looking for their child to be among a family of the same religious beliefs as them. For those who are not religious, the website will also allow you to find families with no religious affiliation. If you are interested in viewing families by the number of children they have, that is also an option. This is useful for birth parents who know that they want their child to have siblings to interact with, or even for those who would prefer that their baby be the sole child present in the home. You can even filter by location to find the closest family to you. In terms of sorting the applicants, all profiles can be viewed by oldest waiting, youngest waiting, and first name. The family profiles page even has a search bar for more specific inquiries. All of these tools are here to make the adoptive family selection process as seamless as possible for you and your family. Remember that if any aspect of the family profile page is confusing for you, you can always reach out to Adoption Choices of Colorado for help!
Working With Your Colorado Adoptive Family
Once you have selected the adoptive parents that meet your needs, you may be wondering what kind of interactions you will have with them during the adoption process. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we like to make adoption a collaboration between the birth and adoptive families when possible. This means that our team of adoption specialists will work with both sides of the process to make sure that everyone is satisfied. We will help you connect and communicate with the adoptive parents from day one. We can also provide you with tools to get to know each other on a deeper basis, such as potential questions to ask and conversations to have.
When you are properly acquainted with each other, you and the adoptive parents will begin to work towards making joint decisions about the adoption. One choice you will have to make together is what type of adoption you would like to have; open, semi-open, or closed. If you choose an open adoption, you will be able to receive periodic updates about the status of your child through photos or written letters. This is great for birth parents who want to remain a part of their child’s life in some way. In a semi-open adoption, you will receive similar updates, but they will be processed through Adoption Choices of Colorado so that your personal identity is masked from the child. You might choose this option if you want to know a bit about your child but do not want them too involved in your personal life. A closed adoption means that all documents and details of the adoption will be confidential, even to you. Many parents choose this if they wish to move on with their life without any further presence of their child in it. No matter what you choose, make sure it is the perfect fit for you and your adoptive parents.
Cooperation and Communication is the Key to a Colorado Adoption
The most crucial elements of any relationship between birth parents and adoptive parents are proper cooperation and communication. The process will only work if both parties work together and remain professional. Our adoption services will work with you both to make sure your needs are met, but you need to remain open and vocal throughout it all. Understand that some topics may require a bit of discussion and compromise or that there may be a disconnect at times. No matter what happens, know that the adoptive family is as passionate about this adoption as you are. Although many adoptive families are waiting, they won’t wait forever, so call Adoption Choices of Colorado today to get connected!
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
Meet the Author: Peter is a writer and editor based in New York. Currently studying at Binghamton University, Peter is majoring in English Literature and Rhetoric. Whether working with Marketing Choices or the mental health blog, Runaway, Peter seeks to provide comfort and warmth to those around him through his writing. A huge advocate for change, Peter looks to promote adoption, mental health awareness, disability awareness, and environmental improvement. Forever looking to make meaningful connections, Peter can be found with a group of friends or going on walks and waving to anyone he passes.