Membership

Fostering Colorado provides a forum for exchange of information and ideas among child placement agencies that provide foster and adoptive care services in the State of Colorado.

Benefits to membership include:

Effective legislative advocacy and representation.

Increased opportunities to participate on specialized task groups to help shape rules, regulations and guidance that impact your programs.

Valuable discussions about pertinent topics related to CPA business operations, quality care and foster care standards.

Regular access to CDHS representatives at monthly membership meetings.

Frequent communication with state licensing and monitoring officials with ongoing opportunities to address inconsistencies and receive clarification on rules and regulations.

Opportunities to collaborate with other industry professionals with extensive experience and knowledge.

Members benefit from the Foster the Future recruitment campaign and receive access to custom designed materials that can be utilized to enhance your agency’s own recruitment.

CONTACT US for more information about becoming a member of fostering colorado.

Executive Committee:

Courtney Epsom-Whaley, President, Adoption Options

cwhaley@adoption-options.com

Tiffany Gonzales, Vice President of Membership, Adoption Options

tgonzales@kidscrossing.com

Lisa Siminitus, Vice President of Rules, MapleStar

Lisa.Siminitus@pathways.com

Rebecca Carpenter, Secretary, Savio

RCarpenter@saviohouse.org

Elizabeth Lucier, Treasurer, Dungarvin

elucier@dungarvin.com

Brian Brant, Past President, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

Brian.brant@lfsrm.org

General Inquiries or Questions about Fostering Colorado Membership:

fosteringcolorado@gmail.com

Current Member Questions and Concerns:

Becky J. Miller Updike, Principal, Michael Best Strategies bjmillerupdike@michaelbeststrategies.com

Courtney Epson-Whaley, President, Adoption Options cwhaley@adoption-options.com

Advocacy Representation:

Becky J. Miller Updike, Principal, Michael Best Strategies

bjmillerupdike@michaelbeststrategies.com

Ben Waters. Lobbyist, Waters Public Affairs, LLC

benjamin@waterspublicaffairs.com

Testimonials

” I worked for a local County Department for many years before making the switch to work for a CPA and I can tell you from my own experience, that while there are pros and cons to everything, there are two pros that really stand out. County Departments are large agencies with many other responsibilities other than making sure you, the foster parent, receive the support you need. I have witnessed our case managers spend hours on the phone day after day with foster parents, problem solving, brainstorming, managing crisis, or simply allowing our parents to vent some of their frustrations. Our workers simply have more time and more flexibility in their schedules to better meet the foster parents’ needs. “

– CPA Placement Supervisor

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