Colorado License Plates to Support Foster Families

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PLEASE ONLY SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO.

Colorado non-profit FosterSource.org is collecting signatures in favor of a group special license plate to promote foster care awareness and to aid in recruitment and retention of foster parents in Colorado.

On average, 12 children each day are removed from their parents and placed temporarily in the child welfare system in Colorado, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Given the significant number of children in the foster care system, it is little surprise that there is a shortage of foster families for these children. 

According to statistics:
 
There are approximately 3,800 children and youth in foster care in Colorado on average. Additionally, there are approximately 1,500 children and youth who are receiving care in a group home or residential treatment facility.  Colorado has a shortage of families willing to care for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Most foster parents quit within the first 1 to 2 years of fostering due to a lack of services. 

Children in foster care come from a variety of circumstances––many have been removed from abusive and/or neglectful households, some have been given up or abandoned, and others have been left without anyone to care for them after the death or incarceration of parents. All, however, are put into the foster care system with the hope that they will grow up in a safer and more supportive environment. 

Children and teenagers, through no fault of their own, end up on the foster system here in Colorado. Foster parents provide a safe, temporary home for children and youth whose parents or caregivers are unable to care for them. But resources for foster families remain extremely limited.

With the right tools, we can help them succeed. Foster Source's mission is to provide relevant training, resources and support to foster parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children. 

In partnership with Adams County, our license plate initiative will help generate a small (but incredibly needed) sustainable revenue source to raise awareness about the shortage of foster families in Colorado and support existing foster families across the state. We are seeking 3,500 signatures to solidify in-law a special license plate option for foster parents, former foster children and non-foster residents alike that will show support for our Colorado foster system. 

This is for our communities; to actively build futures for those who need a ray of hope. 

We hope you will join us. 

PLEASE ONLY SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO.



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