Become a Foster Family

There is a common and widespread misconception that it is difficult to qualify as a foster care provider. Nothing could be further from the truth. Foster parents vary in age, income, housing, religion, and lifestyle. Learn more about becoming a foster care provider below.

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What foster parents do
• Protect, nurture, guide and provide unconditional love for the children in their care
• Become a part of the professional team that works to meet the foster children’s needs
• Provide transportation to biological family visits and health appointments

The process to become a foster parent
• Apply and pass background checks
• Attend trainings and complete paperwork
• Meet with staff for interviews and a home visit
• Obtain approval and certification
• Open your home to a child!

Ongoing support Mount Saint Vincent providesMother and foster son
Mount Saint Vincent’s Foster Care Program staff has more than 50 years of combined experience helping Colorado children and youth find safe, nurturing homes where all family members thrive. We do this by offering the following supportive services:

• Case management assistance including home visits
• Respite care
• Numerous training opportunities
• 24-hour emergency access to agency staff
• Monthly foster care support group
• Monthly foster care stipend
• Referrals to therapeutic and other supportive services
• Foster family liability coverage

Take the first step. Get more information about the foster care program by contacting Director of Foster Care Melissa Maile at 303-458-7220.