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Director, Foster Care and Adoption

Dr. Sharen Ford

Sharen Ford is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services. She retired with 30 years of comprehensive work history with the department. She oversaw six programmatic areas including the Foster Care and Adoption Program and supervised a team of professional staff.

Dr. Ford is the former President of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP) and the Association of Administrators for the Interstate Compact on Adoption Medical Assistance (AAICAMA). She currently serves as the Director for Foster Care and Adoption at Focus on the Family and is as committed as ever to raising awareness regarding the need for every child to have a quality family.

Contributions by Dr. Sharen Ford

How to Help Foster Kids

How to Help Foster Kids

Dr. Sharen Ford speaks on the Wait No More Suitcase Bundle Program

Suitcase Bundle Program

Dr. Sharen Ford speaks on the Wait No More Suitcase Program, how it impacts children and families in…
Dr. Ford challenges the church to get involved by answering the question, "What's God Calling You To Do?"

What’s Your “YES”

God calls us in many ways, especially when it comes to serving children. Dr. Ford challenges the church…
Dr. Sharen Ford sitting in a chair sharing about foster and adoption agencies.

The Differences Between State and Private Agencies

It’s important for foster and adoptive families to understand the difference between state agencies and private agencies. Dr….
Person at computer researches foster and adoption agencies.

Tips For Choosing a Foster Care or Adoption Agency

Choosing a Foster Care or Adoption Agency is a major decision. These are the questions you need to…
Man searches for information about foster care agencies on a computer.

Foster Care: State vs. Private Agencies

State agency or private agency? This is the question many foster and adoptive parents have to answer before…