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Providing training, certification and 24/7 support to foster parents

The need for foster care families is critical; more than 3,400 children in Colorado are currently in foster care, and more families are needed. Each day, we receive numerous referrals for children of all ages needing a temporary home.

Mount Saint Vincent's Foster Care Program trains and certifies foster families with individualized support and guidance throughout the journey.

Foster care is the temporary 24-hour care of children who cannot remain in their own homes due to abuse, neglect, or other safety concerns. Mount Saint Vincent contracts with county departments of human services to provide foster care placements for these identified children.

Foster families provide children a stable, safe, and nurturing environment until they can return to their biological families. If returning is not an option, an adoption plan may be developed. Alternatively, foster families may be asked to help older children develop independent living skills.

Mount Saint Vincent's Foster Care Program serves children ages newborn to 18 years old whose length of stay in foster care may range from overnight to a few months or a few years. If adoption becomes the permanency goal, a child may be adopted by their foster family.

Children placed in foster care come from every social, economic, ethnic, and racial background. They have been abused or neglected or may have medical or emotional needs. They all need a safe home and a family to love and care for them for as long as necessary.

For more information on becoming a foster care or foster-adopt family, call 303-318-1825 or email

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Learn more about our two foster programs: Foster Care and Foster Adopt. Get your questions answered and take the next steps

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Register Now - FREE Webinar

Interested in becoming a foster parent, but don’t know how to start? Let our Foster Care Program guide you through the five steps. Join us for our virtual lunch and learn, “Preparing to Become A Foster Parent”, on 8/27/24 from 12PM-1PM.

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Meet our families

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A Tale of Two Children at Mount Saint Vincent

Brady and Natalei provided foster care for the toddler for 13 months. During that time, they established an extraordinary bond of trust and friendship with Sarah while Zoey was in their home.

By Intermountain Health

5 min read

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Room for One More at Mount Saint Vincent

Before they even met one another, Mike and Kyle both knew that fostering and adoption would be a part of their lives

By Intermountain Health

5 min read

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Ninety-four Children and One Sister of Charity

“Children are in foster care through no fault of their own. Whether it was abuse or neglect, something was done to those children, and as a society we have the responsibility to care for these kids.”

By Intermountain Health

5 min read