About Colorado Kids Belong

In 2013 Adopt Colorado Kids began. In 2015 the team embarked on a mission to scale its impact nationwide, founding America’s Kids Belong, and our flagship chapter became Colorado Kids Belong.

Our programs include:

coalition-change

Coalition for Change

Colorado Kids Belong collaborates with strategic partners, business, faith communities and Colorado’s child welfare and government leaders to promote sustainable change in foster care.

community

Foster Friendly Businesses

Through our innovative Foster Friendly App area businesses can lend valuable community support to kinship and foster parents by creating an offer or services to lend valuable support as they care for kids.

faith

Foster Friendly Faith Communities

Our Foster Friendly App also helps families locate faith communities that are welcoming and supportive of kinship and foster families, not just in Colorado, but nationwide.

I Belong Project

I Belong Project

Our flagship video storytelling project gives a face and voice to kids in foster care in Larimer County who are legally free to be adopted and helps connect them with prospective adoptive families and forever homes.


Our Team

Tracee Rudd

Tracee Rudd

State Director

Tracee leads the work in our Colorado team. She is passionate about connecting people to serve in their communities. She has worked for nonprofits around the world. After serving as foster family helpers for a few years, she and her husband got foster certified in 2020 in order to adopt a teenager who came to one of our I Belong Project shoots.  Tracee worked as a foster care recruiter in Larimer County and as  I Belong Project Manager.

Britt Kelley

Britt Kelley

Foster Friendly Manager

Britt is moving us toward a more Foster Friendly Colorado. Her own life experience of being in foster care grew her heart for vulnerable kids. She knows everyone can do something to support kids in foster care, even without becoming a foster parent.

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Foster Care Recruitment Manager

Courtney oversees our family-recruitment efforts in Colorado. She loves inspiring others  to become involved in foster care.  Courtney and her husband have fostered 51 children and adopted six.  She is determined to help recruit and support excellent foster parents that can help children thrive.

Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox

Community Relations

Ashley is a licensed social worker who has served the foster care community for 10+ years in various roles. She has witnessed the desperate need for more support for foster families. Ashley is passionate about creating a Foster Friendly community to support foster families with the hope that every vulnerable child will find belonging. 

Sheila Adkins

Sheila Adkins

I Belong Project Manager

Sheila first joined our team as an intern and joined our staff in 2021. She holds a degree in Family & Child Science and has a passion for getting people involved in foster care in ways that utilize their gifts, abilities and resources. Sheila and her husband are foster parents. 

Maddie Carlock

Maddie Carlock

Operations Assistant

Maddie joined our team in 2022. She holds a degree in Marketing and uses her creativity, management and operations experience to advance the mission. Maddie has a heart for children, especially those whose voices can be lost. She loves wrapping around foster families in her community.

Wendy Jo Faulhaber

Wendy Jo Faulhaber

Foster Care Training Facilitator

Wendy Jo joined our team in 2022.  Wendy Jo has worked in the Child Welfare system 20+  years serving children and young adults aging out of foster care. She is passionate about walking alongside the vulnerable, sharing her skills to motivate, educate and inspire.