About Three60 Foster Care
Foster parents provide temporary care of a child or children while supporting family and agency efforts to reunify the parents with their children. Most children served by the agency remain at home, but for those children whose safety requires temporary removal, the goal is always to reunite the family.
Boulder County needs foster families to support adolescents, as well as foster families able to care for, and keep together, siblings who come into care. If you want to guide a teen become a healthy adult, or if you have room to care for siblings, contact right now.
Many foster parents hold the hope of adopting a child. For some foster families this is possible. The family is initially certified exclusively for foster care, and notation made that the family is open to adoption. In the event that a child or children in their care is unable to return to her/his parents, that foster home may be asked to be the permanent family for the child or children.
All legal residents 21 years of age or older are eligible to apply to become foster parents. You should have a stable income and health sufficient to support your family.
Our hope is that every child who enters our care leaves with more healthy adults in her/his life than when s/he came in. To that end we go to great lengths to help our foster families:
- Provide a home with structure, nurturance, and guidance for a child in crisis
- Support the agency’s work toward reuniting the child and parents
- Protect and maintain the child’s best interests
- Form a healthy, lasting bond with the child and her/his family
Supports and Benefits
Boulder County provides:
- Financial support to assist with additional costs, including Medicaid coverage for all children who enter care
- Education/Support Groups
- YMCA discounts
- Substantial training and educational resources
- Rewarding and enriching relationships and experiences
- Every resource family is assigned a support worker to help them achieve their goals
See expanded list of supports and benefits.