Colorado in Desperate Need for Foster Parents

Over 10,000 kids statewide were put in out-of-home care last year [in Colorado] — including foster care, group homes, and residential child care facilities — and officials say that number continues to grow.

Currently, 4,889 children and teens need out-of-home placement…

“We can’t allow so many Colorado children to end the day without a safe place to sleep,” said Luis Guzman, acting director of the CDHS Office of Children, Youth and Families. “We need adults from all communities and backgrounds to step up and help our kids. You don’t have to be perfect to be a foster or adoptive parent. All that matters is that you are ready to make a difference in a child or teen’s life at a time when they need you the most.”

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