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For over a century Wyoming and Colorado Children’s Society has been dedicated to serving children and families, and strengthening the foundation of our communities by building strong families.
It is only because of the generosity and support of our loyal donors and friends that we are able to truly make a difference in the lives of the children who are most vulnerable.
We need your help. There are many ways for you to get involved. You can volunteer your time and expertise to one of our many events or you can contribute financially to the future of our agency and the lives of the children we serve.
In today’s challenging economic climate, the need for support matters more than ever. Today you can commit to protecting children and helping families. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community and around the world.
Children’s Home Societies were first established in the United States in the latter part of the 19th century to address the needs of increasing numbers of orphaned children, particularly in populous areas such as New York City. As orphaned children were sent across the United States on the now-famous orphan trains, Children’s Home Societies began to expand into the American Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.
Wyoming Children’s Home Society was founded in 1911 to serve single mothers at a time when society condemned unwed pregnancy. For many years, the Society functioned as an orphanage and unwed mothers’ home. With the advent of foster care, the Society closed the orphanage and focused on providing services to unwed mothers and facilitating infant adoptions. At that time, the agency’s name was changed to Wyoming Children’s Society. Our name changed once again to Wyoming and Colorado Children’s Society when we opened our sister agency in Colorado in July 2014.
As the nature of adoption practice changed, the services of Wyoming and Colorado Children’s Society evolved as well. Today, the Society provides an array of services, including birth parent options counseling and support; infant, waiting child and inter-country adoption services.
We are the oldest non-profit statewide adoption agency in Wyoming with a proven history and sterling reputation for integrity and ethical standards. The Society is licensed by the Wyoming Department of Family Services, Colorado Department of Human Services, is Hague accredited by the Council on Accreditation, and is one of the 24 member agencies of the Children’s Home Society of America.