Learn More About Foster Care in Colorado

On average, 10 children and youth enter foster care each day in Colorado, because their parents need time to learn new skills and address safety concerns. Foster parents provide a temporary home for those children and youth.

If Not You, Then Who?

Colorado is experiencing a shortage of foster parents. We need foster parents in EVERY community. There are no restrictions on who can become a foster parent based on:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity 
  • Religion
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marital Status

What matters is that you are at least 21 years or older and ready to make a difference in a child or youth’s life at a time when they need you the most.

Getting Started

If you have time and patience to dedicate to helping a young person work through the challenges that often accompany a difficult childhood, we need your help. The first step is to contact your local county department of human services or a child placement agency and attend an information meeting.

Meet Colorado Foster Families

Fostering can be the most rewarding and most challenging work that you ever do. Meet the ordinary people living throughout Colorado who are making a difference in the lives of children and youth in foster care and their families.

If not you, then who?
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
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.