Colorado Office Location and Features
Hand In Hand International Adoptions began its office in Colorado 37 years ago, originally as Cribs, Inc and then incorporating as Hand In Hand in 1980. Hand In Hand is honored to be among the select group of initial agencies in Colorado to achieve Hague Accreditation. While Colorado is home to many adoption agencies, Hand In Hand prides itself on the level of individual attention we provide our families as we walk them through the entire adoption process from information meetings through court validation/finalization and beyond. Because of the relationships we build with the families we work with, we are able to offer post adoption support through phone calls, resource lists, education opportunities, and agency events.
The Colorado office of Hand In Hand has welcomed children home from all over the world including: China, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Russia, the Philippines, and Thailand. While located in Colorado Springs, the Colorado office also provided domestic adoption services. We are looking forward to continuing to welcome children home through our active programs in China and the Philippines as well as our newer programs in Bulgaria and Brazil.
Originally located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then Estes Park, Colorado, the current Hand In Hand office is now located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins, Colorado is located 65 miles north of Denver, Colorado and is home to Colorado State University nestled up against the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins is known for the healthy and active lifestyle of its residents and the university small town atmosphere.
Colorado International Adoption Placement and Homestudy Services
Hand In Hand can work directly with any family living in Colorado to adopt children from any of the countries with which we work. We can also assist Colorado adoptive families who are using an out-of-state agency for the placement of a child but need a Colorado adoption agency to do their home study and post adoption work.
Colorado Adoption Agency Staff and Experience
Kimberly Morgan is the Administrative Director for the Colorado office of Hand In Hand. She earned her Master of Science degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Colorado State University. Kim is the mother of 6 children; 2 adopted internationally and 1 adopted domestically. She and her husband have been a Hand In Hand family since 2003. Kim began working for the Colorado office in 2007. Kim is passionate about finding families for children in need as well as supporting families as they travel along their parenting journey.
Kim Kuehner has been working as the Hand In Hand Placement Specialist for the Colorado office since September 1, 2011. She has a long history with Hand In Hand as a board member, a friend of the Lane family (founders of Hand In Hand), and a past contract worker in Florida. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado and also has Master’s degrees in both physiology and psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Kim has worked with children and families in the community mental health setting as well as in private practice. She is married to a Lutheran pastor who was a camp director for many years. MaryLee helped the Kuehners in the adoption of their oldest daughter, Jamee, from the Philippines in 1977. They also have a biological daughter, Jody, who is three years younger than Jamee. Kim hopes to be a solid support for families that are waiting and for those that already have their children home with them.
Colorado Adoption Education and Family Events
The Colorado office holds regular information meetings in Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, and Denver Colorado area. Individual appointments with families are also accepted. The Colorado office is looking forward to beginning our first post adoptive education series in order to provide additional support to families and their children.
The Colorado office hosts an annual summer picnic the second Saturday of June at Fort Collin’s Spring Canyon Park, the first universally accessible playground in Colorado. The Colorado office also hosts an annual Christmas party in the Denver Colorado area where children participate in cultural crafts/activities and visit with Santa Claus.
Summer Hosting Program for Children from the Philippines
The Colorado office held a Summer Hosting Program for children from the Philippines in 2009 and looks forward to future hosting program opportunities in conjunction with the Indiana office of Hand In Hand. The Indiana office has organized Summer Hosting Programs for older children from the Philippines since 2007. Of 45 children who have participated in these programs, 44 found adoptive families! In the future we hope to expand the hosting program to children from other countries as well.
Colorado Adoption Office Contact Information
Families who want to discuss adoption can call or email to set up an appointment to meet: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-226-8948. Many Colorado families are also willing to speak about their adoption experiences and timelines with families interested in starting the adoption process.