Foster care means
the placement of a child into the legal custody or
legal authority of a county department of human/social
services for physical placement of a child in a certified
or licensed facility.
Foster parents are caring, and committed
individuals who open their hearts and home to meet
the needs of children who must be placed in out-of-home
care in order to be safe. A foster family provides
the child with an emergency or temporary home and
a supportive, stable family environment while the
birth family addresses the concerns or situation that
prevents them from parenting their child. Typically,
foster parents care for the child until reunification
with the birth family occurs, there is an adoption
or guardianship with kin, or the child is legally
available for adoption. Sometimes foster parents become
the permanent home for the child through adoption.
On this site…
Individuals or families who are interested in fostering
a child can learn about the foster care process, the
qualifications, where to start and more.
Individuals or families who are currently fostering
a child can review our foster care resources, including
a comprehensive list of web links, publications and
Colorado foster care professionals and partner organizations
can get information about training opportunities,
conferences, and other events.