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Adams County Foster Care

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We are always in need of people who can provide a stable and caring home to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Foster care provides children with a temporary time to heal until they can return home, be adopted, or live independently. There are more than half a million children in the foster care system in the United States. Here in Adams County, at any given time, we have approximately 1000 children residing in out of home care. About half of those children reside with relatives; however, the rest of those children are placed foster homes. At this time, due to the shortage of foster homes across the nation, but more specifically Adams County, we need people like you to step up, and help care for these children and teens.

Foster families play an essential role in helping parents stay emotionally connected to their child while they are in foster care and in supporting family reunification. Foster families provide a temporary family life for children who are unable to live with their own families. Foster parents will receive:

  • A monthly reimbursement for food, shelter, clothing, and recreation for each child
  • Medical and dental coverage for each foster child through the Medicaid program
  • Free training
  • Free home study
  • Free On-going training to enhance their knowledge and skills so they can provide the best possible care to meets the unique needs of foster children
  • Support and supervision from agency workers
  • The satisfaction of knowing they made a lifelong impact to the children and families of Adams County

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Adams County Foster Care

Location:

11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision: Adams County is the most innovative and inclusive county in America for all families and businesses. Adams County Children & Family Services Division prohibits discrimination or harassment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression or any other legally protected characteristic.

Description

Adams County Child Welfare is excited to announce we have earned the All Children- All Families Human Rights Campaign Foundation seal for our dedication to promoting LGBTQ-inclusive policies and affirming practices in our child welfare program. The seals represent the Adams County foster families and staff’s commitment to ensuring that the LGBTQ Community is wanted and welcomed to participate as foster and adoptive families.

We are always in need of people who can provide a stable and caring home to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Foster care provides children with a temporary time to heal until they can return home, be adopted, or live independently. It is a way of providing a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents. Foster care is used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems, or to help children or young people through a difficult period in their lives.

Children & Youth
Emergency & Safety
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The information meeting is 2 hours. The training consists of 30 hours of virtual classroom based training. Children in foster care lives with their foster parents.
  • Foster parents can be couples or single adults over age 21, who have the ability to support themselves financially. You may live in either a house or an apartment.

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