Foster and adoptive families truly change the lives of children in our community.
El Paso County Department of Human Services contracts with Child Placement Agencies that provide placement for foster care, group home care, treatment or adoption for county children. The Child Placement Agencies, or CPAs, handle training, support and recruiting.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in El Paso County, please click here for a list of agencies.
Additional Resources (from EPC DHS website)
Foster families and community organizations and others support foster families in many different ways. El Paso County wants to ensure all foster homes have the supports they need to help children thrive. The El Paso County Foster Parent Resource Guide has been developed to empower foster parents with a better understanding of our community supports.
Please remember Health First Colorado (Medicaid) is an important benefit for the foster children in your care. Like health insurance, it can be used to ensure medical and mental health needs are addressed. Go to http://www.coloradohealthpartnerships.com/ if you want a list of Medicaid approved providers. As of July, there will be a new network of providers.
An El Paso County committee continues to meet to gain new insights into programming which will enhance foster parent success in helping children on their healing journeys.