At LFS, we believe there is no such thing as “other people’s kids.” Through our Foster Care Program, we work diligently with our families to support them through the foster process and beyond. We provide skilled, caring substitute families for children unable to live with their birth families. Most children in foster care have been abused or neglected. Foster families provide foster children with a safe, nurturing home. In addition, they work with LFS staff to address each child’s individual needs. We provide the support, you provide a stable home, structure, and love.
we need families – You can make a difference!
Each year in Colorado, thousands of children are unable to live with their biological parents because of abuse or neglect. Some of these children have witnessed domestic violence. Many have never experienced a birthday party or a sleepover with friends. Too many don’t know from day to day whether they will have a meal or a place to sleep.
You can help by becoming a foster parent! Lutheran Family Services is looking for safe, nurturing homes for children in need. We especially need parents who are willing to foster:
- children over the age of 8
- sibling groups of two or more
- children with medical or behavioral issues
By opening your heart and your home, you can restore hope for a child in foster care as they wait to reunite with their family or to join a new family through adoption.
Lutheran Family Services can also assist with kinship adoptions. Grandparents who want to adopt their grandchildren, or other family members interested in adopting relatives, as long as all parties involved live in Colorado.
Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Foster Care
Children under the age of 18, who have been resettled in the United States without a parent or relative to care for them are placed in LFS licensed foster homes under our URM Program. These foster parents have received special training on the adjustment needs of refugee youth.