Adoption is a big choice and commitment, but it can lead to a fulfilling future for the whole family unit. The process to adoption can be intimidating, but you don’t have to go through it all by yourself. If you are considering adding a new member to your family, it is important to understand your options. 

The state of Colorado, as detailed on their website, has three forms of adoption: foster care, international, and private domestic. 

Foster Care Adoption 

Foster homes seek to reunite children with their parents. Outside that, it falls to other adults willing to go through the work of becoming qualified foster parents to provide another permanent home for them. Becoming a foster parent comes first before adopting through the foster care system. You must pass a background check and complete any training to prove you can be a prudent parent. 

International Adoption 

Adoption from another country outside the united states. Child placement agencies will provide support for your family and the child in question through whatever type of adoption fits your case best. Agencies and any representation you might have will make things much smoother through international laws. 

Private Domestic Adoption 

This refers to the relinquishment of parental rights by biological parents to an agency. Often at birth, but not always, parents may relinquish a child to an agency or to another fitting family with the help of said agency. 

It is vital that child services finds the balance between a process you can complete without too much hassle and a process that ensures the best fit for children.