© 2015 Fostering Colorado

Foster Agency Membership 
Foster Family Support 



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.


Executive Committee:

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