- Written by Lutheran Family Services Lutheran Family Services
- Created: 20 May 2015 20 May 2015
Each year approximately 8,000 children in Colorado are placed in foster homes because of abuse or neglect. In 2014, Weld County averaged 107 children in care each night and Larimer averaged 114. Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) is the largest Colorado agency to provide foster homes for these children.
Other children, known as “unaccompanied refugee minors” come to Colorado from countries such as Honduras, Burma, Somalia and the Congo for safety. These children are survivors of human trafficking or civil warfare and have no relative to care for them. LFSRM is one of only two agencies in the United States sanctioned by the U.N. to provide homes for these children.
You can help all of these children by becoming a foster parent! LFSRM is looking for safe and nurturing homes; especially homes willing to foster teenagers, sibling groups, refugees and children with special needs.