CO4Kids Blogs

Coloradans are changing the lives of children, youth and families every day. The CO4kids blogs shine a light on the work being done in communities across the state.

  • Community blog - promoting prevention, inspirational real-life stories, and expert opinions and news from the campaign. 

  • Professionals blog - supporting the people dedicating their careers and lives to ending child abuse in Colorado. 

  • Parent Partner blog -  amplifying the shared experiences of adoptive parents, foster families and nontraditional families raising children and young people who have experienced trauma, child abuse and neglect. 

Parent Partner Blog

As part of the Colorado Department of Human Services effort to spark a movement to support foster parents here in Colorado, foster parents are encouraged to participate in a telephone town hall on November 29 at 6:00 pm to share your experience and help CDHS learn more about how to better support you.  

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“Often times in foster care, parents are villainized and judged. Foster parents need to love them and never make them feel like they are being judged. We need to encourage them and become cheerleaders for them.” 

Tips from foster parents across the county. 

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I was upset last week when I saw a plea for in-home respite (certified overnight babysitting for foster families) from a Colorado foster mom. I wasn’t mad at her. She’s been trying to arrange childcare for over a year, with family, through her agency, with friends. She'd just started a new full time job (her husband also works full time), and hadn't had more than two hours "off" in an entire year.

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Child Welfare Blog
Community Blog

When Tiana and I first met, she had already been waiting in foster care for seven years and was in her sixth placement. Like all children, Tiana deserves the security and love of a permanent family.

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