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  • Foster Care and Adoption


    Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties have joined forces and created the Collaborative Foster Care Program View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites. to recruit, train, certify, and support foster families throughout the metro-Denver area. These families provide care for children who cannot remain safely in their home. On average, there are more than 1,000 children in foster care and 40 children awaiting an adoptive family combined in all three counties at any given time.

    Families are needed who can handle the challenging parenting situations and commit to being "on duty" all day, every day, to foster and adopt. These families must be able to provide for each child unconditionally and know that even when they do not feel appreciated, they are helping to prevent future cycles of abuse, and giving a child hope.

    See information on the Jefferson County kids waiting for adoption

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    Foster Care

    Can you provide a stable and caring home to embrace foster children with challenging behaviors, value their family connections, and provide a home free of abuse and neglect until they can return home, be adopted, or live independently?


    Can you commit to adopting our waiting children who have experienced loss and trauma and offer them a lifetime of unconditional love and support?

    If you are interested in fostering or adopting a child, want more information on the program, or need resources, please see the Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties’ Collaborative Foster Care Program website. View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites. 

    Last Updated: 10-31-2014