Foster Care

SKSF’s Foster Care & Adoption program places children with special needs, including mental, emotional and physical disabilities into loving and caring homes.  We serve children of all ethnicities, ages and situations.  It is uniquely positioned as the “go-to” agency supporting foster children with disabilities due to its integration and access to the full range of SKSF programs and services.

Foster families under the supervision of SKSF, experience an exceptional amount of support and involvement from the staff to ensure the highest level of care possible.

SKSF maintains high standards and requirements for foster family provider applicants, utilizing best-practice protocols and ongoing evaluations.  Program staff thoroughly scrutinize applicant backgrounds, experience and suitability of each potential foster family seeking to join the SKSF program.

SKSF foster families are consistently considered among the very top of the industry and the staff’s due diligence in acceptance of new families has earned the program a reputation as one of the premier child placement services in the area.

Noteworthy Facts:

SKSF served 108 youth in 2017; 43% of children placed are ages 6-12 and 35% are ages 1-5; SKSF foster families are located in Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Teller County and Pueblo.

Foster Care Orientation Meetings

Interested in becoming a Foster Parent?  The first Tuesday of every month, SKSF will host a FREE monthly orientation meeting on ZOOM.  More Information…

Foster to Adopt

Many of our foster families also desire to grow their family through adoption. Our foster-to-adopt services offer you the possibility to adopt foster children who reside in your home. Because SKSF is both a licensed foster care provider and a licensed adoption agency, we are uniquely suited to help you adopt your foster child if adoption becomes part of the child’s plan.

Foster Care Support Services

Respite care is temporary relief care and supervision of your loved one in your home or in the home of a respite care provider. Respite can range from a few hours, on a one time basis, overnight or longer. There is a matching process that may include a staff person and/or a provider, this is to ensure that respite is a good experience for you and for your loved one. If you are interested in respite care services contact Sandra Dunlap at (719) 345-1735.

The need for foster care parents is great! Thanks to the Riehl and Williams families for sharing their inspirational stories and experiences with being foster parents!

Congratulations Ralph Giordano of ArchAngel Productions, LLC and Nate Shields of Shields Productions, LLC for winning an Silver Addy award (from The American Advertising Awards, Colorado Springs) for the Foster Care & Adoption Services promotional video!!

Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) is seeking individuals, couples or families who are willing to care for TEENS with developmental disabilities and/or special needs. 


Thanks so much to Jon Karroll and the rest of the Special Kids Special Families team for connection us with the inspirational Williams family! An incredible story of incredible people

Posted by Dani Fried KRDO on Saturday, April 13, 2019

We have a need for foster care families in the Pikes Peak region including, Pueblo, Colorado Springs & Denver metro areas.

Become a Foster Parent

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Current Foster Parents

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Foster Parent Core Training Schedule



Sandra Dunlap
Child Placement Director
719-345-1735  |  FAX: 719-345-1785

SKSF Child Placement Services
1915 Aerotech Drive, Suite 108
Colorado Springs, CO  80916