This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM Julie Sykes is disabled and wheelchair bound. She is also a single mother. It was not… Read More
Foster Care & Adoption
To impact the lives of children in foster care or waiting for adoption:
- Become a foster family or consider adoption.
- Donate or volunteer for organizations that promote caring for children that are in foster care.
- Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
- Volunteer to make a care package for children who are taken out of crisis situations.
- Follow legislation around the issue and support positive change.
These are the facts...
Colorado has approximately 4,200 children in foster families living in 2,800 homes. In some cases, siblings are kept together, but not always. Because of the shortage of foster families, children who are uprooted from their family homes are often sent to other areas of the state, leaving behind their schools, friends, and their biological families. The areas of Colorado with the highest need for foster homes, based on where children are removed from biological parents, are the Denver metro area and Mesa, Montezuma, La Plata, Montrose, Alamosa, Las Animas, Pueblo, El Paso, Fremont, Larimer, Weld, Morgan and Logan counties. To become a foster parent, call 303-866-5932.
This past October 2015, I proudly launched Moms Fight Back — a Colorado non-profit, which is focused intently on those most difficult issues confronting our children, our families, and our neighborhoods today. For me, the impetus to create Moms Fight Back was extremely personal – it was a… Read More
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, if you know that abuse or neglect is occurring, or if you are being abused and you need help please reach our to the following resource immediately. The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS or 1-844-264-5437 You… Read More
Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? According to the Colorado Foster Care and Adoption website 640 Colorado children have been adopted from foster care in 2015. But 288 deserving Colorado kids are still waiting for a loving family. The Colorado Heart Gallery helps Colorado’s children find the families… Read More
At any given time, Colorado has approximately 4,200 children in foster families living in 2,800 homes. In some cases, siblings are kept together as they transition to foster care, but this is not always possible. These children, who have often already experienced abuse or other trauma, are uprooted… Read More