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?
Before becoming a certified Foster or Adoptive Parent, parents must complete:
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.
Accreditation and Memberships
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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
March 28, 2021
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.