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.  

i belong project

I Belong Project ™: Adopt Colorado Kids partners with America's Kids Belong on the
I Belong Project™.
We photograph and video children who are waiting to be adopted to give them a face and a voice to connect them with loving families. ACK also partners with The Matthews House to recruit and support potential foster and adoptive families for Larimer County's children and youth. Larimer County’s greatest need is families who are willing to receive teens, kids with special needs, and sibling sets as foster and adoptive placements. We provide monthly orientations to educate families and individuals about Larimer County’s training and certification process. 

Dream Makers: Dream Makers fulfills dreams for teens who are aging out of the foster care system. 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 needs and their dreams. 

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

Adopt Colorado Kids is contracted with Larimer County Department of Human Services as Recruiters for Foster Care and Adoption. Below are videos of specific children who are waiting to be adopted into a loving family.


Breanna, 5 years old *ON HOLD*

We need an adoptive home for this extremely loving young girl who is full of smiles, loves running, playing soccer, and outings to the park and library. An ideal family for Breanna is one that is unconditionally loving, trauma-informed and full of energy to patiently support her as she assimilates into their family.

Contact kristy@adoptcoloradokids.org for more information.


Tony, 13 years old

We are looking for an experienced, trauma-informed adoptive family, in Fort Collins, for this handsome, kind, athletic, and resilient young man who has a ton of potential for a really bright future. Tony loves sports - especially baseball and football - and wants to learn how to play the saxophone. Tony is a self-aware kid who needs a family to provide a therapeutic and healing environment through unconditional love and patience.                                                                                                      

Contact kristy@adoptcoloradokids.org for more information.

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 265! Through our efforts, along with CDHS and Colorado partners, we 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 states. Through sharing proven strategies, the goal is for all 50 states to organize to end the foster care and adoption crisis by 2025.  



Julie Mavis
State Director
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Kristy DeAnda
     Larimer County Recruiter      I Belong Project Manager
Email Kristy


Lori Bruegman
Dream Makers Project Manager
Email Lori


Mimi Salonen
Events & Marketing
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Jaalah Neerhof
Foster & Adoption Recruiter
Volunteer Coordinator
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         Joy Wineman             Community Involvement                        Email Joy

Laurie Bates
Operations Manager
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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.  

Partnership makes a HUGE difference. Help us to help others

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1540 Main Street
Unit 218 #331
Windsor, Colorado 80550

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