Foster Care

The Phillips County Department of Human Services is looking for really special people to be foster and adoptive parents. We are also looking for people who want to commit to becoming a respite foster home for short term placements and families to foster older yourth in need of a home. You don't have to be a perfect parent to become a foster and/or adoptive parent for Colorado's children. You can change a life forever.

 

Qualifications
Foster parent applicants must be at least 21 years old. Applicants can be single, married, divorced, or widowed. Applicants can own or rent a home, but should have adequate financial resources to maintain that home. Applicants must be able to provide for a child’s physical, mental, and emotional development.


Process
Contact the foster care coordinator in Phillips County to set up an appointment. The coordinator will help you learn more and guide you through the process when you are ready.  There are several straight forward steps to becoming a foster parent:

  • Contact the Phillips County Department of Human Services foster care coordinator
  • Complete and submit an application and all required documents
  • Attend the state-mandated foster parent training class
  • Participate in a comprehensive foster family assessment, performed by the Grand County foster care coordinator


More Information
To learn more about becoming a foster parent, please visit the http://co4kids.org/foster-care-and-adoption or contact Foster Care Coordinator Lori Lundgren at lori.lundgren@state.co.us or at 970-854-2280, ext. 101.