The LFS Foster Care Program provides skilled and caring substitute families for children who cannot live with their birth families for a number of different reasons. Most children in foster care have been abused or neglected. Foster families provide foster children with a safe, nurturing home and work with LFS staff to address each child’s individual needs.
Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Foster Care
Unaccompanied refugee minors are children under the age of 18 who have been resettled in the United States without a parent or relative to care for them. URM children are placed in LFS licensed foster homes. These foster parents have received special training on the adjustment needs of refugee youth.
Families are needed!
Each year in Colorado there are approximately 8000 children who are unable to live with their biological parents because of abuse or neglect. Some of these children have witnessed domestic violence, have never experienced a birthday party or a sleepover with friends, or don’t know from day to day whether they will have a meal or a place to sleep. You can help by becoming a foster parent! Lutheran Family Services is looking for safe, nurturing homes for children in need. We especially need parents who are willing to foster children over the age of 8, sibling groups of two or more, and children with medical or behavioral issues.
Lutheran Family Services can also assist with kinship adoptions. As long as all parties involved live in the state of Colorado, LFS can help grandparents who want to adopt their grandchildren, or other family members who are interested in adopting relatives.