Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

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    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were, themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers (paternal or maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, members of a child's tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family"), children cared for by relatives under a formal or informal kinship care arrangement and/or adults who, as children, were raised in foster or kinship care. Groups may also be structured for adoptees, siblings and/or birth parents who have been reunited; older kinship caregivers who have taken on an unexpected parenting role later in life; and people who have other kinship issues, e.g., grandparents and other relatives who have been denied access to a grandchild or other youngster due to a death or divorce in the child's family. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adoption - Costilla CountyAdoption services through the county Dept of Social Services (DSS) Relinquishment counseling is provided, and the county works with a state-wide system to place children in adoptive homes.Costilla CountyIndividual & Family Life - Costilla CountyCostilla County
    Adoption Services (Denver) - Bethany Christian Services of ColoradoOffers the following services to adoptive couples in Colorado: - Home study - Placement and post-placement services in the U.S. or abroad - Support groups for birth parents and adoptive parentsDenver CountyDenver - Bethany Christian Services of ColoradoBethany Christian Services of Colorado
    Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center - Adoption ExchangeProvides a statewide community-based network of services to support adoptive families by offering one-on-one support, educational trainings and classes, support groups, peer-to-peer mentoring, information and referral, and other supportive services. Arapahoe CountyAdoption ExchangeAdoption Exchange
    Family Preservation - Kid's Resource Network of Colorado SpringsFamily Preservation is an in-home program designed to support families in their natural environment. It is designed to be as flexible as possible and not add additional stresses on the family. The worker's goal is to develop a plan, with the family, to focus on the positive attributes and growth area's for each family member. It is utilized for biological families and foster families to strengthen ties and maintain or establish stability.El Paso CountyIndividual & Family Life - Kid's Resource Network (Colorado Springs)Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs
    Family Support Programs - Tri-County Family Care Center, Inc.Provides the following types of support for individuals in Bent, Crowley, and Otero counties: - Information and referrals to emergency and basic needs - Utility (gas, electric) assistance for those with shut off notices - Wood and propane, if needed - Foster, adoption, pregnancy and kinship support groups and trainings/workshops - Parenting classes - Family building activities - Budgeting classes - Family advocacy - CPR, first aid, universal precautions, and medication administration classes for child care providers and foster parents - Car seat inspections, installations and education - Respite care for ill or disabled children - Respite care for seniors Otero CountyTri-County Family Care Center, Inc.Tri-County Family Care Center, Inc.
    Foster Care - Conejos County Dept of Social ServicesFoster homes are available for short and long term care for children in need of protection. Social Services has the responsibility of certifying these placements.Conejos CountyIndividual & Family Life - Conejos County Dept of Social ServicesConejos County Dept of Social Services
    Fostering (Teller) - TCDSSThis service screens, trains, and certifies Teller County Parents to be foster parents for children needing safe, stable environments. The goal is to return children to their home of origin or permanent home (adoption) as soon as possible. Foster parenting Kin care or adoptionTeller CountyIndividual & Family Life (Teller) - Department of Social Services (Teller)Department of Social Services (Teller)
    Foster Parent Support Group - Routt County Department of Human ServicesOffers a support group open to all Routt County foster parents, or people seriously interested in becoming foster parents. The group assists participants in refining the skills necessary to care for young victims of abuse, neglect, or disruptive family conditions.Routt CountyRoutt County Department of Human ServicesRoutt County Department of Human Services
    Grandfamily Program (Namaqua Center) - SummitStone Health PartnersHelps grandfamilies raising grandchildren or non-biological children through ongoing case management and supportive services, parenting classes, and support groups. Also helps navigate school and human services systems.Larimer CountyNamaqua Center - SummitStone Health PartnersSummitStone Health Partners
    Grandparent Advocate - Fountain Valley Senior CenterOne day per week at the Center a DHS caseworker is available for Grandparents raising their grandchildren. Please call ahead for current schedule and to set appointment with caseworker.El Paso CountyBasic Needs - Fountain Valley Community CenterFountain Valley Senior Center
    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Area Agency on Aging (Weld)Providing support services to grandparents raising grandchildren in Weld County. Legal referral and information, monthly support groups and educational workshops are offered to provide the tools needed in raising grandchildren and to improve quality of life.Weld CountyArea Agency on Aging (Weld)Area Agency on Aging (Weld)
    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - El Paso County Dept. of Human ServicesGrandparents Raising Grandchildren Program assist with access to appropriate community resources, facilitate support groups, sponsor periodic grandparent workshops, and provide general information about issues for grandparents raising grandchildren. This service is part of the TANF support program.El Paso CountyIncome Support & Employment - El Paso County Dept. of Human ServicesEl Paso County Dept. of Human Services
    Licensure - Kid's Resource Network of Colorado SpringsKRNCS' home office is located in Colorado Springs, However, KRNCS also provides licensure to families throughout Colorado. We complete the licensure process for kinship, respite, and foster and adoptive family providers. This process is inclusive of the home study, background checks, home inspection, trainings and supports. El Paso CountyIndividual & Family Life - Kid's Resource Network (Colorado Springs)Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs
    Relatives Raising Children (Pecos St) - Catholic CharitiesProvides support for relatives raising children due to parents' death, drug addiction, incarceration or illness. Support offered includes: - Monthly support groups - Resources and information - Short-term case management - Special family activitiesDenver CountyPecos Street - Catholic CharitiesCatholic Charities
    Relatives raising grandkids (El Paso) - CS Senior CenterGrandparent Advocate services are provided by El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) for grandparents and relatives currently raising their grandchildren or other related children from birth- 18 years. **This is offered most Friday's but call and schedule appointment to secure day / time.** Please call and schedule appointment in advance.El Paso CountyOrganizational / Community / International (El Paso) - CS Senior CenterColorado Springs Senior Center
    Seminar Series and Large Support Group - Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad ConnectionProvides a monthly seminar on various adoption-related topics and a space for support for those connected to adoption.Denver CountyAdoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad ConnectionAdoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection
    Small Support Group - Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad ConnectionProvides a monthly support group for individuals who have been separated by adoption. Additional phone support and sessions are available on an as-needed basis.Denver CountyAdoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad ConnectionAdoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection
    Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Senior Services) - City of LongmontProvides a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Childcare is provided.Boulder CountySenior Services - City of LongmontCity of Longmont
    Support Group - Grandparents as Parents (GAP)Assistance is given to relatives who are raising their relatives' children (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, etc.) who need to find others in their same position and who want to organize their own support groups for people with visitation problems. A newsletter is published quarterly.Out of StateIndividual and Family Life - Grandparents as Parents (GAP)Grandparents as Parents (GAP)
    Therapy - Kid's Resource Network of Colorado SpringsKRNCS currently has an individual therapist on staff, trained to work with individuals and families on issues directly linked to family interventions. Both individual and family interventions can be divided into sessions, and may include kin, biological and/or foster family members. This is done as to best work towards individual treatment goals. This enables the individual or family to have a safe place outside of the home to work on coping skills, build strengths, and process daily issues.El Paso CountyIndividual & Family Life - Kid's Resource Network (Colorado Springs)Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs

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