Provide temporary care for children coming from unsafe situations. Work as a team with the child’s caseworker and biological family to safely return them home. Colorado needs another 1,200 foster homes to support the current need.
Children in the foster care system may become eligible for adoption while in your care. Foster parents are considered if the child’s biological family members are unable to care for him or her.
FOSTER TO ADOPT
Be a forever family for a child who cannot return home to their biological family and is legally free for adoption. Foster for approximately six months until the adoption can be finalized. There are over 290 children in Colorado’s foster care legally free for adoption at any given time.
Two homes provide short-term care, between 30 to 90 days, for Adams County Colorado children in emergency foster care situations. These homes offer a safe haven so foster kids can remain in their community, school, and with their siblings until longer-term options are available.
You can rest assured that your Nightlight Foster Care Advocate will be available to help you become a successful foster parent.
Once we have a placement for you to consider, we send you all the information available to you to give you time to pray and determine if this is the right placement for your family
Our focus is on supporting all members and relationships within your family so you can maintain a strong and healthy family while nurturing and guiding your foster child.
It may not be as complicated as you expect. We guide you step-by-step through the foster parent certification process. Some of the steps are:
We were nervous and excited about the adoption process. We have faced many challenges trying to bring children into our family, and honestly learned to expect that things would go wrong. However, the professional, consistent communication from Nightlight has been a breath of fresh air.
Susan and Michael
Nightlight Colorado Foster Care Program Overview
Nightlight Adoption Bridge – View children waiting for a family
Colorado Heart Gallery – View photos of kids waiting in foster care