Nominations for National Foster Care Month 2021

January 4, 2021

In preparation for National Foster Care Month in May, the Colorado Department of Human (CDHS) is asking individuals, counties and child placement agencies (CPAs) to recognize dedicated foster parents and kinship caregivers. 

Every year during National Foster Care Month, CDHS honors foster families from throughout Colorado at a special event. CDHS also develops marketing materials, social media memes and short videos to share each family’s story and inspire others to get involved. These resources are also shared with counties and CPAs. 

All nominations are welcome and encouraged. Research shows that the most effective way to recruit new foster and adoptive families is to share the stories and experiences of other families similar to them. This year we would especially like to honor families who foster older youth. Foster, kinship and adoptive families are important partners in our recruitment efforts. In addition to being recognized at a special virtual event, families may be: 

  • Asked to speak with members of the media
  • Featured on social media and in public service announcements
  • Featured on CO4Kids.org to inspire potential foster and adoptive families
  • Featured in a statewide advertising campaign

The DEADLINE to nominate a foster parent(s) is March 3, 2021. Complete a nomination form today. Please contact Adrienne Cooper if you have any questions about the nomination process.

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