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Adoption Process  

If a family is interested in adopting a child through MCDHS, they will need to become a certified foster or kinship care home. Requirements for certification include training, completing background clearances and home study. Once a family is designated as the concurrent family for a child, services and support will be provided by the placement resource manager and ongoing case manager. If the child becomes legally free for adoption a permanency planning case manager will assist the child and family in preparing for and completing the requirements necessary to finalize the adoption. This includes providing information on the child’s history and special needs, identifying and accessing services, determining if the child is eligible for financial and other post adoptive services.

Important Numbers - Child Welfare
Mesa County Child Protection Hotline
(970) 242-1211 
State of Colorado Child Protection Hotline
1 844-CO-4-KIDS
Department of Human Services
Main Line (970) 241-8480 
Parent Help Line
(800) 244-5373 
Assistance Programs
(970) 248-2849 
Welfare Fraud Hotline
(970) 256-2421 
Child Support
(970) 248-2780  
Western Colorado 211
2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400
Foster Parent Info Line
(970) 248-2794  
Workforce Center
(970) 248-0871

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