What are the requirements for becoming a foster parent?

  • You must be at least 21 years old

  • Completion of foster parent core training (PATH), as well as CPR/1st Aid, Medication Administration, and an orientation to fostering with PPCH

  • A clear Colorado and Federal Background Check

  • Completetion of a SAFE Homestudy (no cost to you)

  • Ability to pass a home inspection and meet basic safety and space requirements

  • Be able to financially support yourself and your home without foster care stipends

What are the benefits of becoming a foster parent with PPCH?

  • No application fee

  • Free CPR, First Aid and Initial Orientation Training for all foster parent’s provided at PPCH

  • Free On-going training for the maintenance of your foster parent license

  • On-call workers available to you at any time prior, during and following the placement of a child in your home.  We are here to support you and the children in your home.  We are a team!

  • Tax-exempt stipend to help offset some of the costs of caring for a foster child

  • On-site Behavior support team to assist with challenging behaviors


The first step to becoming a licensed foster parent is to fill out the state application and return it to Bianca Brandon at bbrandon@parkerpch.com.  Once we receive your application, someone from our team will contact you to setup an initial meeting. This meeting will be dedicated to addressing any questions, concerns, or fears you have and going over the required paperwork, other requirements and discussing next steps. The licensing process for foster parents involves multiple background checks and a series of clinical home interviews.  The entire process takes about 3-4 months from start to finish, but a case worker will be assigned to applicants to assist them through it. 


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