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Outstanding Adoptive Families Honored at Governor’s Mansion
(Denver, Nov. 7, 2015) – Five families from across the state were honored by the Colorado Department of Human Services for their commitment to provide permanent homes to children during an Adoption Month Event Luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday.
Honorees were presented plaques in recognition of their exceptional dedication to foster care and adoption by Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Videos showcasing the families’ dedication were shown during the ceremony in front of about 100 guests, comprised of county workers, elected officials and family members.
The honored guests, in addition to their official recognition, were given an unguided tour of the first floor of the governor’s residence, participated in numerous fun activities – including face painting, pop-a-shot and a moon bounce house, and were entertained by Denver Broncos mascot Miles.
“All of you, parents and children alike, are shining examples of the power of love and family,” Bicha said in addressing the honorees.
“The families that you have created are inspiring and enriching. Your stories are powerful, and can be an influential tool to encourage more people to create a family of their own.”
The adoptive parents recognized included:
More than 640 Colorado children will be adopted from foster care by the end of National Adoption Month, including an expected 107 in November.
“Yet, there are 288 kids in the state who are waiting to become part of a family,” Bicha noted. “Colorado needs more foster and adoptive families, particularly for older teenagers and siblings. The process to get involved is easy, inexpensive, inclusive, and, as we’ve seen unequivocally today, changes lives.”
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FAQs about Adoption
Q: How much does it cost to adopt from
A: It is a myth that all adoptions are expensive. Adoption from Foster Care has little to NO cost. Any small fees incurred can be reimbursed upon finizaltion
Q: Who can adopt in Colorado?
A: If you belong to one of these groups, you can foster or adopt in Colorado!
Single or Married
At least 21 years or older, no upper age limit
Homeowner or Renter
LGBT or Straight
Never been a parent or experienced parent
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