Fostering Colorado provides a forum for exchange of information and ideas among 18 child placement agencies that provide foster and adoptive care services in the State of Colorado.
Benefits to membership include:
Legislation and representation with the Joint Budget Committee
Support and opportunities to collaborate from other industry
professionals with extensive experience and knowledge
Monthly membership meetings where pertinent topics related to CPA
business operations, quality care and foster care standards are discussed.
Agency listed on website for PR benefits
First communication/access to rules and regulation changes/clarification
and state licensing audits
Information and advocacy provided by an elected executive committee
during quarterly meetings held with Department managers from the State
Discounted trainings for professionals and families
CONTACT US for more information about becoming a member.
Brian Brant, President, Lutheran Family Services
Courtney Empson-Whaley, Vice President of Membership, Adoption Options
Lisa Siminitus, Vice President of Rules, MapleStar
Rebecca Carpenter, Secretary, Savio
Elizabeth Lucier, Treasurer, Dungarvin
Deborah Blumenthal, LCSW, Fostering Colorado PR Director
Ben Waters. Lobbyist, Waters Public Affairs, LLC
"I worked for a local County Department for many years before making the switch to work for a CPA and I can tell you from my own experience, that while there are pros and cons to everything, there are two pros that really stand out. County Departments are large agencies with many other responsibilities other than making sure you, the foster parent, receive the support you need. I have witnessed our case managers spend hours on the phone day after day with foster parents, problem solving, brainstorming, managing crisis, or simply allowing our parents to vent some of their frustrations. Our workers simply have more time and more flexibility in their schedules to better meet the foster parents' needs."
– CPA Placement Supervisor