4,248* Kids In Colorado Are In Foster Care Right Now

What Is A Family Worth To A Child In Foster Care?

We believe in a family for every child

When a child is removed from his or her family as a result of abandonment, abuse or neglect, a foster family stands in the gap until the child and family can be reunified. 

In Colorado about 35 percent of kids are successfully reunified with their families; 17 percent are not and often seek adoption.1.

We are working to recruit and retain enough foster parents to ensure every Colorado child can count on a safe, supportive place to belong. 

  • We recruit foster families.
  • We recruit foster-adopt families through our I Belong Project in Larimer County
  • We help communities support and retain foster families with our Foster Friendl App

Urgent Fostering Need

Our most urgent need in Colorado right now is for parents open to fostering:

  • Kids age 10+
  • Sibling groups
  • LGBTQ+ youth
  • Kids with special needs

Windsor Mayor Announces Foster Friendly Initiative

Windsor Mayor Paul Rennemeyer signed a proclamation on September 11 to launch the town’s Foster Friendly initiative. In his announcement the mayor encouraged the entire community to come together  to support local kids in foster care.

Everyone can do something to dramatically change the experience and outcomes for kids in foster care when we work together.

Learn how you can be a part of Foster Friendly Windsor or work toward your community becoming Foster Friendly.

We Offer Valuable Resources and Experienced Guidance To Help You Explore Fostering


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Do You Meet The Requirements To Be A Foster Parent?

Colorado Kids Belong Is Part Of The America’s Kids Belong Family

At America’s Kids Belong we’re dramatically improving the experiences and outcomes for kids in foster care.

We have 1 mission: FAMILY

We Target 2 Profound Problems

  • RECRUITMENT – Foster care has half as many foster parents as kids in care.
  • RETENTION – Half of new foster parents quit within a year.

We Bring 3 Signature Solutions

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Our I Belong Project video storytelling initiative films kids in need of adoptive families. It is the largest, most effective program of its kind that has the additional benefit of inspiring thousands of people each year to pursue adoption and fostering.

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Our Foster Friendly
Program and App targets
retention by equipping
businesses, churches and entire communities to support and encourage local foster families.

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Our coalition campaigns
leverage the convening authority of the government (e.g., mayor’s or governor’s office) to get businesses, faith communities and government working together to create collective impact in foster care.

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Adoption Through Foster Care
I Belong Project

When kids cannot be reunified with their biological families finding the right adoptive family becomes the priority.

Our I Belong Project uses video storytelling to amplify kids’ voices and stories to help connect them with families.

Take a moment to meet the amazing kids in our community.

*Estimate as of 2020, according to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center