Real Stories

You don’t have to be a hero to change a young person's life. Meet ordinary people from throughout Colorado who are making our state a better place for children.

The Garcia Family

Fernando and Aracely Garcia began their foster care journey thinking they might adopt, but after learning about the large need for foster families, they decided to remain committed to helping Colorado’s children through foster care. They believe in keeping siblings connected and in supporting older children and teens in foster care. They support family reunification with the understanding that biological families and kinship are the ideal resolution to foster care, and they urge everyone to open their hearts to fostering without the ultimate goal of adoption.

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1‑844‑264‑5437)
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.