Foster Care Program

Arapahoe County has joined forces with Jefferson and Douglas Counties to recruit, train, certify and support foster families. These families provide temporary care for youth in all three counties who cannot remain safely in their homes. On average, there are more than 1,000 children in foster care and 40 children awaiting an adoptive family combined in all three counties at any given time.

Learn More


Visit the Collaborative Foster Care Program website to learn about our joint program, the requirements to foster or adopt a child, the application process and much more.

Information Nights


We host information sessions regularly for members of the public to learn about foster care and adoption through our three counties. You will hear a presentation and be able to ask questions of our team. Register to Attend