OUR MISSION IS TO RECRUIT FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES, AND TO SUPPORT YOUTH WHO ARE AGING OUT OF THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM.

 

Adopt Colorado Kids recruits foster and adoptive families, and supports youth who are aging out of the foster care system by inspiring and creating opportunities for the community to care for Colorado's kids. Our qualified staff is made up of trained recruiters, social workers, foster parents, and adoptive parents who are passionate about Colorado's kids. 

Community Outreach:  We work with faith-based organizations, businesses, and public venues to provide recruitment and informational events regarding foster care and adoption throughout Colorado.  

Dream Makers: Dream Makers makes dreams happen for Colorado’s older teens who are aging out of foster care. Our goal is to inspire and empower these teens by giving them a chance to dream about their future. Among these dreams may be an internship that connects them with an opportunity for a future career, a practical gift to launch them towards their next step to independence, an opportunity to learn a new skill, or an experience they've always desired. Dream Makers connects businesses, groups, and individuals to care for these kids and their dreams. 

Foster Care Recruitment: ACK partners with The Matthews House to recruit and support new foster families for Larimer County's children and youth. We provide monthly orientations to educate families or individuals about the process that is involved in the Larimer County training, home study, and certification for foster care. There is always a great need for families who will welcome older kids, teens, and sibling sets into their homes.


Adoption is a real issue that requires leadership, ingenuity and spiritual wisdom to solve. ACK has and continues to make a difference.
— Mark Deuschle , Board Member

Since 2010, we have led the effort to permanently place children from foster care into loving families. When we began there were 612 children in Colorado that were legally free and being recruited for adoption. Today there are 288! Our efforts have helped to see those numbers drastically reduce. We have engaged churches, businesses and individuals across Colorado to foster, adopt, and care for Colorado's kids. 

The work done by ACK in Colorado is now starting to impact kids across the country!  In early 2015, ACK’s Board of Directors incorporated the sister organization America’s Kids Belong to provide Brian Mavis, the co-founder of ACK, an amazing national team for working with other state governments.  Through sharing proven adoption strategies, the goal is for all 50 states to organize to end the foster care and adoption crisis by 2025.  To date, America’s Kids Belong is working in Oklahoma and Tennessee.  In November 2015 Governor Fallin launched the Oklahoma Fosters campaign. Please visit us to learn more and support this national cause.

Board Members

Kathryn Bohmann, Esq.
Board Member
Attorney / Swanson & Bratschun, LLC

Dawn Davis
Board Member
President North Market  / First Bank

Mark Deuschle
Board Member
President / Navajo Inc.

 

Evan Garber
Board Member
President / Escape Velocity Systems

Scott James
Board Member
Media Personality / IHeart Media

Brian Mavis
Co-Founder / Board Member
President / America's Kids Belong

 

Joe Miller
Board Chairman
SVP/MidFirst Bank

Natalie Moomaw
Secretary
Vice President / First Bank

Ron Schaefer
Treasurer
CPA / Ronald J. Schaefer

 Staff

julie

Julie Mavis
Co Founder & 
Executive Director
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Elle

Elle Mavis
Social Media
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Lori

Lori Bruegman
Project Manager
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Abbie Miller
Bookkeeping
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jaalah

Jaalah Neerhof
Foster & Adoption Recruiter

 

Kristy DeAnda
Larimer County Recruiter
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mimi

Mimi Salonen
Events & Marketing
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Laurie Bates
Admin Support
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Our partners are so important and we accomplish a lot together. We can't thank them enough! With their support we are able to effectively care for orphans across the state! Please support these businesses and organizations as they have given to us so generously.  



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1540 Main Street
Unit 218 #331
Windsor, Colorado 80550
 

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