Minimum foster care parent requirements for consideration of licensure:
Applicant(s) must be at least 21 years old and exhibit general stability in their lives.
Applicant(s) must have one extra bedroom in their home to use for foster children. Consideration for the care of infants will be addressed on an individual basis.
Applicant(s) must have the physical stamina and emotional aptitude necessary to care for children.
Applicant(s) must complete and pass all background checks. For more information on foster care parent requierments, visit the Background Check page.
Applicant(s) must have a valid Colorado Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle maintained per Colorado law (i.e. insurance and registration).
Applicant(s) may not smoke in their home or vehicles while caring for foster children.
Applicant(s) must pass a home inspection ensuring their physical space/property is maintained safely for children.
Applicant(s) must be financially stable without foster care reimbursement. If you have received financial assistance, have children on Medicaid, or have prior bankruptcies, please be prepared to discuss these in length.
All potential foster parents must be willing to work with biological parents!