Start Your Journey

Begin Your Journey into Foster Care 


"It's a long and frustrating road, you will cry and fight and abandon and rekindle your will time and time again, but in the end it will all be worth it."             

- Unknown

Open your heart and open your home to a youth in need. We are ready to take this journey with you. We estimate the process to become certified with our program will take approximately 5.6 months (24 weeks). Here are the steps needed to begin your journey into foster care with Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson County Human Services.

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  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3
  4. Step 4
  5. Step 5
  6. Step 6

Step 1: Information Night

Information Night will provide you with a brief overview of the youth in foster care, the role of a foster parent and the process to becoming certified with the Collaborative Foster Care Program.  Attendance at Information Night is required before you will be provided pre-application paperwork and before you begin the Pre-Service Training. Learn more about Information Night.