Become a Foster Parent

 
 

Seeking Foster Parents

DAYS is recruiting foster parents. If you have been considering opening your home to help a child in need of a safe and nurturing environment, please contact us. We provide all the resources, training, and support. FAQs about foster care, click HERE.

Find out more by contacting Amy Slaughter at aslaughter@denveryouthservices.org or 303-698-2300.

Get more information about foster care in Colorado HERE.

Who are Foster Parents?

Temporary parents who: 

  • Understand that children/youth in their care have experienced trauma, grief and loss
  • Have the ability to help the children/youth heal while moving forward in their lives
  • Work with both county officials and birth families while advocating for the best interests of the children/youth
  • Assist with reconnecting children/youth with their birth family, when appropriate

Who can be a foster parent?

  • You can be single, married, or domestic partners
  • You can have biological children or not
  • You can live in a house or apartment, but must have room for a child or youth
  • You can work inside or outside the home 
  • You must be at least 21 years of age 
  • You must have sufficient income to support your family 
  • You must be able to physically care for a child or youth
  • You must pass child abuse and criminal background checks required by state and federal laws
  • You must be able to use sound judgment like a prudent parent and demonstrate responsible, stable, and an emotionally mature lifestyle

-from Colorado Foster Care and Adoption

 
 Serving children, youth, and families since 1982.

Serving children, youth, and families since 1982.