To be considered as a foster parent in Denver, you must be:
Denver Human Services teams with our community partners to support our foster parents.
That support includes:
CHECK! You’ve already completed the first step in the journey to care for a child in our community. The next step is to attend a Foster/Adoption Information Meeting. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to join an elite group of parents!
Only four percent of the national population stands up for a child as a foster parent. We thank you for your interest in helping Denver’s children, and we encourage you to help us increase that percentage by bringing a friend, family member, or neighbor with you to an information meeting.
Bring your questions to an information meeting on the second or fourth Wednesday of each any month. Meetings run from 6 - 8 p.m. No RSVP is required, but you're welcome to let us know you're coming by emailing us at StandUpForMe@denvergov.org.
Every second Wednesday
6 - 8 p.m.
Denver Human Services
1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1018
Denver, CO 80204
Every fourth Wednesday
6 - 8 p.m.
Montbello Recreation Center
15555 E 53rd Ave, Art Room
Denver, CO 80239
*Please note that in November and December we will only have the DHS Information Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
If you need more information prior to attending an information meeting, contact us at StandUpForMe@denvergov.org or 720-944-4000.
Adoptions of children in the care of Denver Human Services typically occur only after every measure is exhausted to keep those children safely with their parents. When that cannot happen, we may seek to place those children permanently with one of our foster parents.
All of our adoptive parents must start with our agency as foster parents.
The first step in finding out more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent in Denver County is to attend a Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. Information meetings are free and last about two hours. For more information and to RSVP, see our calendar listings.
Contact us at:
Kinship Care Information Line:
(720) 944-6197 or (720) 944-6187
Child Support Services:
Denver 311 Help Center
Outside Denver Call (720)913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479