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Foster Care & Adoption2024-02-09T09:05:35-07:00

Foster Care & Adoption

SKSF’s Foster Care & Adoption services place children (typical and special needs), into safe, loving, and caring homes.  We serve children of all backgrounds including diversity of ethnicities, ages, and situations. Though we serve all, we are distinctively positioned as the “go-to” agency supporting foster children with disabilities due to our integration and access to the full range of SKSF programs and services.

Special Kids Special Families is actively seeking individuals, couples or families who are willing to care for children and teens.  We have opportunities for both special needs and typical youth.

A group of foster care children posing in front of a white background.

The SKSF Difference:

  • 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.

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


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

SKSF is here to support you and the children through the foster care journey.  Every journey is unique, but all families will have access and resources such as:

  • Respite care-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.
  • Extensive 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.
  • Access to highly trained and experienced team of support members who are there to assist you.
  • Availability of local and state resources.
  • And much more!

Become a Foster Parent

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We encourage you to consider the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life as a foster parent by contacting our program and asking questions. When you join us, we will assign you a Home Supervisor to help you navigate your continuing journey of foster parenting. You will receive ongoing support, training, and encouragement from your Home Supervisor.

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

There are many ways to make a difference! Learn more about how to get involved and help kids and adults with special needs.

You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.

  • You can be single or married.
  • You can own your home or rent.
  • You can be all genders, gender expressions or sexual orientations.
  • You can be an experienced parent or never had kids.
  • It does NOT matter if you are older or young.

Foster Hope 💚 Foster Love ❤️ Foster Colorado’s Kids 💛

We all play a role in strengthening families. Become a foster parent today.

Learn more at CO4Kids.org.

FAQs About Fostering & Adopting

Who can become a foster parent?2024-01-24T00:34:38-07:00

People over the age of 18, single or married, who have no criminal background can become licensed foster parents or adoptive parents.

Does SKSF only take children with developmental or intellectual disabilities?2024-01-24T00:35:17-07:00

SKSF takes children with all abilities however we do specialize in taking child with developmental and intellectual abilities.

What are the highest needs in the foster care system currently?2024-01-24T00:36:05-07:00

The highest needs in the foster care system right now is teenagers.  Teenagers can be the hardest to place because of some of the unique challenges they face such as coming out of detention facilities and other programs.  They also face harder challenges with their behaviors as most teenagers do.

Where can I get more information?2024-01-24T00:46:23-07:00

The Colorado Department of Human Resources has many frequently asked questions about Fostering & Adoption here: https://co4kids.org/faqs


A boy and girl, both with special needs and disabilities, giving each other a basket of flowers.

Ways to Give

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Special Kids Special Families services are made possible from community support of time, talent and treasure. In order to ensure services remain available and that no one is turned away for the inability to pay, please consider a donation. All self-pay options are competitively priced and 100% of proceeds serve resource-limited individuals and families.

We accept various payments including, Medicaid, Sliding Scale Self-Pay, and all major credit cards.

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