Types of Adoptive Families in Colorado
Who will adopt my child? Will they live in a different state? A different country? Do they share my values? These are questions that every expectant mother considering adoption has at one point along their journey. It’s perfectly normal to have concerns like this but rest assured you will find the answers. Adoption is not exclusive to people of a specific race, religion, or sexual orientation. As the birth mother, you have the power to choose whatever environment you wish for your child to grow up within. No matter your circumstances or background, we can help you find that perfect family.
At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we can offer you a wide range of adoptive families to choose from. It’s up to you to find what works best. However, by familiarizing yourself with various options ahead of time, you can not only save time but be better prepared during the selection process.
Potential Adoptive Families of Colorado
Pregnant and considering adoption in Colorado? These are some of the family options that will be available to you.
- Transracial Family- The adoptive family is a different race from the child’s birth parents
- LGBTQ+ Family
- Traditional Family- Categorized under the same race as the child and consists of a mother, father, and potential children.
- Single Parent- Unmarried individuals over the age of 21 are eligible to adopt in the state of Colorado.
- Military Family- Family is employed by the armed forces of their country of residence. The child may be raised on or around military bases.
- Transcultural Family- The adoptive family is of a different culture or ethnicity. Often the case with international adoption.
Additional Considerations for your Adoption Plan
Shortly after visiting our adoption agency, you will begin to create an adoption plan during the initial meeting. There may be other important requirements you may want to consider for an adoptive family. Don’t be afraid to discuss them with your professional. They can include things such as;
- Religious affiliation
- Location (interstate, domestic, international )
- Age range
- Existing children
How does Placement work in Colorado Adoption Agencies?
The adoption placement process begins when a prospective family submits an application. This provides identifying information to the agency for background checks. Worry not, for adoption is strictly monitored by state and federal regulations. These protect against potentially harmful candidates seeking to abuse the system.
Following approval, the adoptive family must then undergo a home study. The home study is typically an assessment conducted through a series of collaborative meetings between the agency and family. Think of it as similar to your own initial meeting when you constructed an adoption plan. Home studies can typically take two to three months and assess many aspects of home life. Personal goals and desires are also taken into consideration.
All home studies are conducted by either a social worker or a trained caseworker from the agency. Keep in mind that the home study is meant to be a positive experience for all parties involved. A thorough home study will help the agency to construct more informative family profiles that will eventually find their way into your hands. Additionally, Colorado Adoption requires families to complete 16 hours of adoptive training. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, these sessions are in person and offered once per month.
Once the home study is completed, adoptive profiles will be exchanged between the waiting families and birth parents. You have the final say in whether or not you wish to share your profile with any adoptive family.
Choosing Open Adoption Gives You the Power
In today’s internet-centric world, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to others. Open adoption is a great choice if you are suffering from severe anxiety over placing your baby for adoption. Most modern adoption agencies, including Adoption Choices of Colorado, encourage open adoption. By choosing this form of adoption, you may get to know your adoptive family personally or even maintain contact with your child after placement. With open adoption, there is no need to always utilize the agency for communications. Instead, you can feel free to communicate through emails, texts, phone calls, or even in-person visits. Remember, you have the power to dictate every step of how the journey unfolds.
Adoption Choices of Colorado is committed to finding the best family for your child. We offer a diverse range of adoptive families to choose from and will always strive to meet your specific goals. All would love nothing more than to treasure your child as you would yourself. So, turn your unplanned pregnancy into something worth celebrating and choose Adoption Colorado today.
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.