Foster Care / Adoption

Human Services Foster / Adoption Program

We recruit, certify, train, and provide supportive services for individuals interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Please call (970) 264-8517 for further information.

Interested in fostering?

An online inquiry form for questions from public users about foster care and/or adoption is available. To access this form inquiry process please connect to the website at:

Foster Care and Adoption

A representative will get back to the public user in a timely manner. If for whatever reason you are not able to get answers to your inquiry, please contact the Archuleta County Department of Human Services at 970-264-2182 and we will do our best to assist you.

The Colorado Heart Gallery is a project to help Colorado's children find families; all the children featured live in Colorado and are waiting for an adoptive family to call their own. Can you help?

Adoption creates supportive, loving families for children, teens and adults. There are three types of adoption: adoption from foster care, international adoption and private domestic adoption. Most adoptions in the United States are through the foster care system.

The Colorado Department of Human Services’ goal is to keep children and youth with their birth families. However, there are certain situations in which that is not possible or in the best interest of the child. In those situations, we seek adoptive families for the children and youth in foster care. There is always a need for families, especially for sibling groups and older youth. 

Interested in adopting? 

The Colorado Heart Gallery is both a traveling photography display and website dedicated to finding families for children and teens in foster care who are waiting for a family. It is a collaboration among CDHS, the Adoption Exchange, counties throughout the state and volunteer professional photographers. Get answers to frequently asked questions and meet many of the children and teens waiting for you today.