How to become a foster parent Colorado

Becoming a Foster Parent

Are you looking to become a foster parent in the state of Colorado? People just like you provide foster care to children every day.

Kids Crossing is seeking highly committed and loving individuals, couples, or families to work with foster children. The children are between the ages of 0-18 and need short-term care, long-term care, and/or adoption. Experience with childcare is helpful, but not required. However, being patient, caring, and understanding is a must!

Prospective foster parents must feel comfortable being good role models for healthy and happy individuals or families as our children need a safe, nurturing, and stable home to grow. Most importantly, we ask you are willing to fully commit to our kids as there will be very challenging times as a caregiver for our youth! For this reason, we recommend each prospective foster parent start the foster care process with a network of support by identifying family members or friends who can help.

A New Type of Foster Home 

Needs Based Homes are a new type of family foster home developed by Kids Crossing.  Regular foster homes can have no more than four foster children - Needs Based Homes are certified for a maximum of six youth. 

Needs Based Homes will care for children and youth who require foster care services with some aspects of higher level care and coordination.  The children or youth have more substantial health and medical needs and their needs regarding supervision, transportation, education, medical and contact are substantially more than those of many children or youth in regular foster homes. 

Reimbursement rates for Needs Based Homes are significantly higher than for regular foster care.  This allows for the Needs Based Home parent(s) to not have outside employment.  Caring for the children and youth are a full-time job.

To start the foster care journey, attend an open house, watch our informational webinar, or request more information about becoming a foster parent.  

What Do I Need to Know Before Becoming a Foster Parent?

Becoming a foster parent isn’t easy, but it is a necessary and rewarding experience.

If you're ready, Kids Crossing is here to support you in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo!

Find out more by reviewing FAQ's here.