The main priority of all foster parents, whether they are considered foster, foster/adopt or kinship, is to provide a safe, supportive and stable family environment while the biological family addresses the concerns or situation that prevents them from parenting their child.
Foster/adopt families must foster before pursuing adoption. These families become certified in hopes that a child is placed that becomes adoptable, which happens when reunification is not possible with biological parents or relatives.
Kinship means a child is placed with relatives, friends, neighbors or other people with a significant relationship to the child. The kinship parent can choose whether to be certified or non-certified. If certification is pursued, the kinship foster family will receive all supports and resources that other foster families receive from Weld County.