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.
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
Choose Your County To Find An Information Meeting
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
We Bring 3 Signature Solutions
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.
Our Foster Friendly
Program and App targets
retention by equipping
businesses, churches and entire communities to support and encourage local foster families.
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.
*Estimate as of 2020, according to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center