Foster parents are important partners in foster care. Not only do you provide shelter but you also care for, nurture, and support the children temporarily in your care. Additionally, you may provide mentoring and guidance to new foster families or foster-to-adopt families. The resources below provide information on supports for foster parents, the fundamentals of parenting children in foster care, working together with birth families, and adopting a child from foster child. These resources are aimed at helping you succeed in this critical role.

Domestic Foster Care Resources URM Foster Care Resources Foster-to-Adopt Resources


► Adventure Dental & Vision

– General Dentistry, Vision and Orthodontic Care for infants, children and teens.

► Colorado Department of Human Services

– Child Care Rules & Regulations.

Colorado State Foster Parent Association

– Resources for training and education, child welfare legislation, and links to other resources in Colorado.

Catholic Charities Denver

– Partners with LFS to provide training for new foster families, as well as on-going training opportunities.

Foster Care and Adoption Agencies of Colorado
► Websites Approved for Online Training for Foster Parents