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2801 Youngfield Street, Suite 320, Golden, CO. 80401
The State of Colorado requires 16 hours of face-to face training for all families adopting domestically.
We require that this is completed prior to the placement of a child in your home. The cost of this class
is $1250 per weekend and is scheduled with our office. The Agency offers these trainings once a month.
Included in this training are guest speakers and a newborn trainer.
2020 Training Dates Available
Please contact us for more information and to reserve your spot in a class.
Christy has been with Adoption Choices of Colorado for 18 years, since opening the doors in 2002! Christy has a true passion for what she does and her true love is working with and helping each birth parent. Whether she is up all night on the phone talking with them, taking them to doctors appointments, out for their favorite treat, providing counseling or at the hospital during labor and delivery, Christy is very involved every step of the way. She has a contagious laugh and a spunky personality that our birth moms all can bond with and relate to. As an adoptive parent herself, adoption holds a very special place in her heart and she can relate on every level with both birth parents and adoptive parents. In her free time Christy loves spending time with her daughter, gardening, baking and taking vacations with her family. Christy is an excellent leader for our team at Adoption Choices of Colorado and is truly one of a kind!! As Executive Director, Christy spends time with the staff, birth parents and adoptive families in order to ensure that the agency is running smoothly. She has placed a huge emphasis on community outreach and programs for birth parents. Christy loves the opportunity to lead the agency into a brighter future.
Stephanie joined the Adoption Choices family in 2014 as the Child Placement Supervisor. Her love for adoption began in first grade when she made friends with twins adopted from Vietnam. Her heart grew strong over the years for adopted children and ultimately led her to graduate school where she continued her focus to her dream of working in the adoption field. Stephanie earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver in 2001. Over the past 15 years, Stephanie has worked as a pregnancy counselor and as an adoptive parent counselor for foster care, international adoption and domestic adoption, writing hundreds of home studies for families, and helping build their forever families. Stephanie is married and has three boys ages 12, 9, and 5. Together with her family she enjoys riding bike, playing games, watching her three sons compete in their various sporting and musical activities and go on vacations.
Liv obtained her undergraduate degree in pre law from American University in Washington, DC,(1994) and completed an MA in Counseling at Adams University (2001). Qualifying her as the only specialist in the Four Corners region, Liv obtained a Master Clinician endorsement in Prenatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders from the Postpartum Stress Center. Liv is also a volunteer for Postpartum Support International. Liv’s unique work supports families with anxiety and depression after the birth of a child, fertility issues, loss of a child, NICU trauma and adoption/foster care. Liv has also worked with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest as a member of the Integrated Behavioral Health Team. In addition to seeing clients in her private practice, since 2004, Liv has provided a variety of adoption services in the Four Corners area in Southwest Colorado. This includes: adoption home studies, post placement services, foster parent counseling, relinquishment counseling and birth parent support.
Rachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.
In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Adoption Choices Inc.
When Rachel isn’t haunting her local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, she’s avidly pouring over her Writer’s Digest subscription or cozying up with a cup of tea and book. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her beloved wife and Border Collie.
Catherine A. Madsen, joined the Adoption Choices family as legal counsel in 2013. Catherine is responsible for providing legal guidance to the Agency, training and updating staff on developments in adoption law and legislation, and program development. Catherine graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2006 and began her legal career as a Guardian ad litem (GAL) representing abused and neglected children in the child welfare system. Catherine continues to do this work and finds her experience working in public child welfare to be an asset in working in the adoption arena and Adoption Choices’ Fresh Start program. Prior to law school, Catherine attained a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed her clinical training in a community trauma intervention where she counseled child and adult victims of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, violent crime, and homicide bereavement. She later went on to serve as a victim-witness advocate for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she counseled and advocated for child victims of physical and sexual abuse and criminal neglect. Catherine is a National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Board Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS). Catherine has appeared before both the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court in cases pertaining to child welfare and adoption. She is also an active member of Jefferson County Juvenile Court’s Best Practices Committee and is a selected committee member of two-state sponsored pilot programs aiming to improve outcomes in child welfare proceedings
Amber Klein started her career in the marketing and advertising world and quickly learned all about various types of communication, how to talk to people and how to effectively market any business. But she always knew that she wanted more. In 2016, she started to feel as though she wanted to give back in some way in her career and marketing wasn’t fulfilling that need for her. After a well-timed stint at jury duty (which she found fascinating and was actually disappointed to not be placed on the jury), she knew that she’d found the industry she wanted to be in and embarked in an intensive paralegal certificate program. Upon completion of the program, she started working at Adoption Choices of Colorado as office manager and paralegal. At Adoption Choices, she does all of the filing for adoptive parents and birth parents, preparing documents and supporting the staff with a variety of tasks. She’s so thrilled to have found a place where she can combine use her education and love of law to help better the world one family at a time. In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts, reading, experiencing her native Colorado backyard and running agility with her dog, Kirra.
Jen joined the Adoption Choices family in 2017 but her journey into the adoption world really began from day #1. As an adoptee, Jen has experienced the life of adoption first-hand. She understands and relates to birthparents and adoptive parents, while always advocating for each baby lovingly considered for adoptive placement.
Jen has had a heart for adoption for as long as she can remember. Empowered by a supportive family, Jen confidently embraced being adopted, becoming an ambassador for adoption. In high school, she was invited to speak on an adoption panel that presented the adoption option to pregnant teens in surrounding high schools. She was also invited to train as a peer counselor, which unofficially began her career in the social work field and officially ignited her passion for building relationships and helping others.
Jen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her professional background includes advocating for children in care of the state, implementing case plans, integrating families, and working with foster and adoptive parents. She has experience providing home studies for prospective parents wishing to adopt. Jen also has experience working with at-risk children and families in the public school system, providing counseling and small groups, administering grant programs and conducting trust development training in high school physical education classes.
Jen has a true passion for building relationships with each birth parent and providing hands-on support every step of the way. She has a heart for mentorship and growing leaders. In her free time, Jen loves hiding out in the mountains with her favorite people (and pets). She enjoys making, baking, and adventuring. Jen is dedicated to mindful living and making a positive impact on others. She loves the opportunity to be fulfilling her purpose with the dedicated and caring team at Adoption Choices.
Our office is located off of I-70 and Youngfield Street.
If you are arriving from westbound I-70:
If you are arriving from eastbound I-70:
Finding our office inside the building:
If you have parked in the front of the building-once in the main door take the hallway to the left and go to the end of the hall. Turn right and Adoption Choices of Colorado is the first office on the right-suite 126.
If you have parked in the back of the building- once in the main door take the hallway to the right to the end of the hall. Turn right and Adoption Choices of Colorado is the first office on the right- suite 126.