Getting Started

Potential Applicants must be able to meet the following basic qualifications before being considered:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • In good physical, mental and emotional health
  • Must pass background checks at state, federal and local levels
  • Have a designated bedroom in the home for a foster child
  • Have a steady source of income and demonstrate that the monthly foster care stipend is not needed to fulfill the current household budget
  • A demonstrated willingness to learn non-traditional parenting techniques and commitment to preserver with children placed in home!

The process to become a foster parent:

After an initial meeting with the foster care recruiter you will be given the application paperwork to begin the process toward licensure.  During the process you will complete the following steps in the licensure process:

  • Completing Applications and Passing Background checks
  • Training and Home Safety Check
  • Meetings and Interviews
  • Approval and Licensing

Download our information packet. (need updated information packet)

Your Next Steps

Have Questions?  Would you like to talk to someone?

Here is how you can get in touch with us:

If you live in Southern Colorado (Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Monument, Pueblo etc.)
Contact: Patricia Dirkson (719) 344-2140 or Patricia.Dirkson@pathways.com

If you live in Metro Denver/North Colorado (Aurora, Denver, Lakewood, Thornton, Fort Collins, Greeley, etc.)
Contact: Christi Beach (720) 891-2625 or Christi.Beach@pathways.com