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THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER PARENTS IN COLORADO.

We are looking for caring and dedicated people who love spending time enriching the lives of children, giving back to their community, and are ready to be the change they wish to see in the world.

How do I Become a Foster or Foster Adopt Parent?

The first step is to review and complete our initial licensing packet.

Who Can Be a Foster or Foster Adopt Parent?

  • There are no restrictions on who can foster or adopt based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or marital status.
  • You must be at least 21 years old, physically, emotionally, and fiscally able to care for children.
  • Have a verifiable form of income.
  • Able to pass criminal background and child abuse registry checks.
  • Must be able to complete pre-service and on-going training.

Before becoming a certified Foster or Adoptive Parent, parents must complete:

  • Foster Parent Core Training
  • Various Other Trainings
  • Adult & Pediatric CPR
  • First Aid Certification

The Myths of Foster Care

Myth: I don’t have what it takes to become a foster parent

Fact: If you can provide love and stability, you’re a perfect candidate. Flexibility and the ability to laugh are always helpful, as well

Myth: Kids in foster care are “troubled”

Fact: The truth is, these are good kids facing difficult situations. With the support of a caring foster parent, these children can learn to address their emotions and behavior.

Myth: I need to be married and own a home to foster

Fact: If you’re single or renting, you can foster.

Myth: I can’t afford to become a foster parent

Fact: You’ll receive monthly reimbursements, which vary from state-to-state. The child’s medical and dental care is paid through state Medicaid programs. We can help you find other local resources too.

Myth: It will be too emotionally difficult when foster children are reunited

Fact: Reunification is always the primary goal of foster care. Yet, it’s important that you connect with the child and invest in their life. When the family is reunited, it’s normal to expect a grieving process.

Our Mission & Vision

Strengthening Colorado’s Communities One Child at a Time.

 At the Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up, we are looking for caring and dedicated people who love spending time enriching the lives of children, giving back to their community, and are ready to be the change they wish to see in the world.

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April 21, 2021: Meet Max

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Peak Challenge

Climb Dates
July 18, 2020 – August 2, 2020

Ascend one of Colorado’s famous 14er mountains while helping hundreds of children and families across Colorado. Inspire friends to climb with you, or join a team and meet new folks who share your passion for adventure.

 

Griffith’s Kitchen 10th Anniversary Celebration

November 1, 2020

Enjoy a fun-filled night sampling delicious food, prepared by four top chefs in partnership with students from the Griffith Center’s Culinary Program. Cast your vote for the dish of the night and celebrate the culinary accomplishments of the exceptional young men who created the recipes and prepared the meal.

 

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