Nominations for National Foster Care Month 2020
January 2, 2020
In preparation for National Foster Care Month in May 2020, the Colorado Department of Human (CDHS) is asking individuals, counties and child placement agencies (CPAs) to recognize a dedicated foster parent or parents.
Each year, CDHS honors foster families from throughout Colorado at a special luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. CDHS also develops marketing materials, social media memes and short videos to share each foster family’s story and inspire others to get involved. These resources are also shared with counties and CPAs. This year’s families will also be featured in a statewide advertising campaign.
All nominations are welcome and encouraged. This year we especially want to emphasize families who excel in maintaining bonds with and/or reunifying children and youth with their biological families. Research shows that the most effective way to recruit new foster and adoptive families is to share the stories and experiences of other families similar to them. Foster and adoptive families are important partners in our recruitment efforts. In addition to being recognized at the Governor's Mansion, families may be:
- Asked to speak at a training or event
- Asked to speak with members of the media
- Featured on social media and in public service announcements
- Featured on CO4Kids.org to inspire potential foster and adoptive families
- Featured on the Colorado Heart Gallery
- Featured in a state-wide advertising campaign
The DEADLINE to nominate a family is February 26, 2020. Complete a nomination form today.