Our Mission

We are the connection between the children who wait in foster care and the families who adopt. We provide expertise and support before, during, and after the adoption process.

Meet Waiting Children

Heart Galleries

Heart Gallery portraits promote adoption awareness across the country wiith compelling exhibits introducing children who are waiting to be adopted by their "forever" families. Learn more

Special Events


Saturday, June 11

GLOW: A Conference for Teens

Spend the day connecting, having fun and hearing from adult adoptees. The morning will include adventuring on the new Kristall Turm, an aerial adventure park...

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Wednesday, June 22

A Garden Social

A garden social to celebrate the work of The Adoption Exchange. Please join us for an evening of tasty food & beverage, amazing live &...


Classes & Trainings

June 7 at 6:00pm MST


Becoming Sensory Smart

***Please arrange child care as needed.

June 8 at 6:00pm MST


Colorado Adoption Information Class

Due to the sensitive nature of the material being discussed and our staffing accommodations,... read more

June 20 at 10:00am MST


Parenting Children with Overwhelming Emotions

Want to attend but can't make it in person? Join this event via... read more

How We Connect Children and Families


Children have joined their families since 1983


Children have families, since January 1, 2016


Children belong to a minority group


Children are 9 years or older

Where the Money Goes

The Adoption Exchange’s Impact Summaries and Annual Reports provide a snapshot of our accomplishments as we put our mission into action.

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