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DH and I are in our late 20's. For the past 6 years we have tried to get pregnant with in depth fertility treatments. We decided about 3 months ago to start the adoption process. We interviewed with at least 10 agencies in the Denver Metro area and finally found one we think is our perfect fit. Alpine Adoption, a Christian agency, specializes in foster adoption aka Waiting Child Program, and we have our meeting with them next week to start our calender planning for training.
I called Colorado Dept of Human Services and the Adoption Coordinator for my county and both said Alpine Adoption is a great agency to go with. They work with all counties in Colorado to help couples adopt healthy children from the foster system.
Are there any Colorado mommies here? I am nervous because this is a WHOLE different ball game compared to fertility treatments. Our total cost of the adoption is looking around 2500-5000 depending on legal fees. Much less than that of a private adoption with birth mothers and within our financial availability. DH is also military so I know we get a reimbursement of our cost.
I guess my main question is what do they look for during the home tour? WE live on base in a 3 bed room 2.5 bath two story home that is about 1800 sq ft. Okay now I am just rambling.. can u tell i am nervous?!?!?
I never adopted through foster or private. we just had our homestudy though. Im guessing its pretty much the same in that area, make sure you have sufficient space for each child (her 4 sq ft per child) your water temp is 120 if you have a basement it has a egress window. smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. i think you can go on your department of human service site and go to the foster care section, and that will give you a general idea. or call a local foster agency and they can send you information. Good Luck!
I'm sorry that I've been crazy busy and away. Welcome to our board! I'm Beth. I'm a bio mom to three children - two on earth and one in heaven. And a soon-to-be-adoptive mom to our son who has been our foster child for 3 years now. We are also a straight foster family. We take in what is called "emergency" placements. These are the kids who are taken from their parents in an emergency situation and DHR needs some time to find a good home for them (usually another family member).
Good luck on your process! It sounds like you are already well on your way to finding your children!!