Mesa County offers two paths to get certified to foster. The first is through the county and the second is to work with a county-approved private placement agency.
If you foster through your county, the children in your care will be right from your own community, which means they can stay in a familiar location and often go to the same school. You will be licensed for that county only.
Alternatively if you choose to work through a private child-placement agency (CPA), you can receive placements from multiple counties and will retain your license if you move to a different county.
The choice is different for many families for many reasons. Review this page. Attend a couple of information meetings and use the form below to connect with Colorado Kids Belong to receive additional information and resources.