Foster Care Center Greeley CO

Local resource for foster care centers in Greeley, CO. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to child protection, child abuse prevention, foster care programs, and foster children placements, as well as advice and content on foster family counseling.

Adoption: Advocacy & Alternatives
(970) 493-5868
Advocacy and Alternatives 2500 South College,
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Department Of Human Services
(970) 352-1551
Greeley, CO
Lutheran Family Services
(970) 266-1788
3800 Automation Way
Fort Collins, CO
Creative Adoptions
(719) 550-9425
2329 West Main Street
Littleton, CO
Hand In Hand Christian Adoption Agency
(970) 586-6866
453 East Wonderview Avenue, PMB #333
Estes Park, CO
Adoption: Advocacy & Alternatives
(970) 493-5868
Advocacy and Alternatives 2500 South College
Fort Collins, CO
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Other Races
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption
Foster Adoption Assistance

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Adoptions: Advocacy & Alternatives
(970) 356-3428
Greeley, CO
Adoption Advocacy & Alternatives
(970) 493-5868
2500 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
International Adoption Net
(303) 691-0808
7500 E. Arapahoe Rd. Ste. 250
Centennial, CO
Chinese Children Adoption International
(303) 850-9998
6920 South Holly Circle
Centennial, CO
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Foster Parenting

Becoming a foster parent means that you agree to take in and look after someone else's child as if or she was your own offspring. These children may stay in a foster home for a period of a few days or weeks, to several months or years. Fostering is therefore a less permanent arrangement than child adoption . There are children of all ages throughout the United States in need of good foster homes. As there is always the possibility of a foster child being reunited with his birth parents, we ask the question: is fostering a good option for couples considering adoption as a method of building their own family?

Fostering Versus Adoption

Adoption can be stressful and expensive, although adoptive parents generally think that the rewards make the struggle worthwhile. Adoption is also a massive legal commitment, which can be intimidating for some people.

Many couples see fostering not only as a way of helping a child in need, but also of testing themselves to see if they are ready to make the commitment involved in adopting a child. While this desire to be sure that they can do a good job is very laudable, it's also important for them to be sure that they can do just as good a job in caring for their foster child.

Fostering After Infertility

Couples who have not been able to conceive a baby (even if they already have other children), and who feel that their family is incomplete, may consider fostering a child, perhaps as a prelude to adoption. There are several important questions that couples in this position should consider:

- Are they prepared for the fact that a foster child may eventually return to live with his parents?

- Do they view fostering as a "dry run" for adoption? If so, is this fair on the foster child? Is it fair on them? (Although some foster children are eventually adopted by their foster parents, this is by no means always the case. Foster children therefore need people who are just as committed to providing a good home for a few weeks as they would be to caring for a child who was permanently adopted.)

- Are they prepared to take in a child who isn't a newborn baby? (Although some newborns are put into foster care, a great many older children are also in need of safe homes).

- If they were given a newborn baby to care for, would they be able to bear the separation if that baby was returned to his mother?

If a couple is not sure that they can handle the potential stresses and fluctuating family situation associated with fostering, they might be better off aiming for a permanent adoption from the very beginning.

Fostering Requirements

If a couple decides that they definitely do want to foster, they'll need to complete a lot of paper work and fulfill requirements in terms of appropriate lifestyle and home safety. Fostering in the United States is a state-run program, therefore child welfare professionals and social workers are involved in the vetting process for foster parents. This process will prob...

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