Teller County Department of Human Services

Foster Care Program


“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." - Forest E. Witcraft


    Books for Parents:
        • "A Child's Journey Through Placement" by Vera I. Fahlberg
        • "From Toddlers to Teens, 1001 solutions for Everyday parenting problems" by Jane Nelson, Lynn Lott, and Glenn Stephen
        • "Ghosts from the Nursery" by Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith Wiley
        • "Fostering Changes" by Richard Delaney
        • "How it Feels to be Adopted" by Jill Krementz
        • "Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children" by Liana Lowenstein
        • "Another Place at the Table" by Kathy Harrison

    Books for Kids:
• "A Very Touching Book" by Jan Hindman and Tom Novak
        • "A Volcano In My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger" by Eliane Whitehouse and Warwick Pudney
        • "Maybe Days" by Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright, and Alissa Imre Geis
        • "Please Tell" by Jessie Ottenweller
        • "A Terrible Thing Happened- A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma" by Margaret M. Holmes, Sasha J. Mudlaff, and Cary Pillo
        • "Billy Had To Move: A Foster Care Story" by Theresa Ann Fraser and Alex Walton

    Foster Parent Resources (links to websites)
        Colorado State Foster Parent Association
        National Foster Parent Association
        Hunger-Free Kids Act: Children who are Medicaid eligible, including foster kids, are now eligible for the free lunch program.
        School fees waived for foster children: Children who are in out of home placement are eligible to have their school fees waived per House Bill HB08-1019.
        FosterClub: National network for youth in foster care.
        The Center: Get connected Colorado's GLBTQ community.

    Training Resources:
        National Foster and Adoptive Parent Community
        Foster Parent College: Online training for foster, adoptive and kinship parents.
        Social Learning: Online secure shopping center offering DVDs, books and resources on foster and adoptive care and general parenting skills
        University of Denver- Butler Institute for Families

    Adoption Resources:
        Adoption Exchange and Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center (COPARC):
        A regional non-profit organization that recruits adoptive families for children in foster care and provides many supportive services and resources to pre- and post-adoptive families. These services include trainings, an adoption library, financial assistance, and information on support groups and adoption therapists in your area.
        Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families:
        A non-profit organization committed to providing information and advocacy to Colorado's pre- and post-adoptive and kinship

Teller County DSS Foster Care Program 
P.O. Box 7245 / 800 Research Dr., Suite 100 
Tamarac Business Center 
Woodland Park, CO 80863-7245
Foster Care/Adoption Coordinator 
Linda Arroyo