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Adoptive Families

Finalizing an adoption is a major milestone, but it's not the end of the adoption process.

It takes time for adoptive families to build the bonds of love and trust that birth families can take for granted.  Along the way, there will be challenges to face.  Colorado's County Departments of Human Services or Social Services offer several post-adoptive services for you and your child.

These services vary in each county, but can include:

  • Visits from your adoption caseworker
  • Social activities for adoptive families
  • "Buddy" families or mentors
  • Support groups
  • Individual or family counseling
  • Respite care

Colorado has also partnered with The Adoption Exchange to provide a post-adoption resource center for families who have adopted children through the public child welfare system. You can access further information about this resource by going to and clicking on “Post-Adoption Center.”