Why Foster With Savio?

Colorado Foster Care Agency

Savio provides a unique level of training and support to foster families and foster children, including a 24 hour support line available to all foster families! Savio is the only agency in Colorado with three unique foster programs designed to provide different experiences for foster families.


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Free Trainings

Savio provides free
pre-certification trainings for future foster parents.

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24-Hour Support Line

Foster families can reach out for help anytime, day or night.

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3 unique Foster Care Programs

Savio’s three distinct Foster programs each provide a unique experience.


You don’t have to be a perfect parent. You just have to be willing to help, willing to learn, and willing to love.
— Rebecca Carpenter, Program Coordinator

Foster Care Programs


Traditional Foster Care

Traditional foster care supports children who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect or delinquency. Some kids in traditional foster care need homes for a few days, while others may need a home for months, or a permanent home.  


Treatment Foster Care of Oregon

Want to be reassured your time and energy will make a real difference in the life of your foster child? Savio’s Treatment Foster Care Oregon program is Colorado’s only evidence-based foster care program! This program has been rigorously studied and proven to help children 12-18 years of age that have high needs or as an alternative to residential care. 


Therapeutic Foster Care

Children receiving therapeutic foster care have higher mental health needs, usually due to past trauma. This program helps the child heal by combining foster care with Savio’s effective treatment services.

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I have personally seen our Treatment Foster Care of Oregon program adolescents help adolescents that could have only been helped by that program.
— Norma Aguilar-Dave, Executive Director at Savio

Become a Foster Parent

We will help you at every stage of becoming a foster parent. Below you will find the four step process to becoming a foster parent with Savio.

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Step 1: Inquiry and Information

This first step is a chance for you to get more information. We’ll meet with you, either in person at your home or at one of our information nights, answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to decide if fostering is right for you.

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Step 2: Application and Background checks

Savio ensures all children are provided with a safe home. The Colorado Application and the Savio Application start this process. This step includes fingerprint and background checks.

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Step 3: Safe Home Study

The home study is the story of you and your family. It helps us identify strengths and needs, insure we know how to best provide support to you, and best match a child to your family.

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Step 4: Trainings

Our trainings will enhance your ability to care for children with a wide range of backgrounds and needs. Savio provides most of the pre-certification trainings free of cost.

Foster Care Inquiry Form

If you have additional questions or are interested in becoming a foster parent, please fill out the form below and our team will respond to you quickly.

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Frequently Asked Questions


+ Do foster parents get paid? How much does it cost to be a foster parent?

Savio provides free training for foster families, provides a monthly stipend ranging from $1,100 to $2,100 based on the program and needs of the child. The child’s medical and dental care are usually covered by Medicaid. Foster Families do not need to be wealthy. They do need to be able to support their family independent of the money provided by the monthly stipend.

+ Who are the kids? What are the highest need areas?

There are thousands of kids in need of foster homes in Colorado. The highest need is for foster families who can provide a nurturing home for a child who needs to heal. There is a particularly strong need for families that can support teens, siblings, and children with developmental and medical needs. Savio also embraces the need to identify diverse foster families who represent racial and ethnic minorities, as well as LGBTQ families. You can learn more about our kids HERE

+ How old are the kids?

Kids in foster care range from just a few days old up to age 18. Savio will help match your family to a child you feel best capable of supporting. The state of Colorado has a dire need for foster homes for teenagers.

+ Is fostering right for my family?

Successful foster families provide a temporary, safe, stable and loving homes for children who need to heal from past experiences and trauma. You can change the life of a child who need healing while receiving a life-changing experience of their own. The home study and licensing process will help determine if fostering is a fit for you and your family. Savio will ensure to understand your situation, needs and preferences before placing a child in your home.
Savio is proud to license families in all different forms and sizes, including people from every race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status.

+ Can I speak to an existing foster family?

We would be happy to connect you to an existing foster family if you’d like to know more about what it’s like to be a foster parent.

+ Do I need to be married to foster?

No. Single adults 21 and older can become foster parents.

+ Do I need to own my own home to foster?

Foster parents can be renters. There is no requirement to own your own home.


More questions?  Contact Lauren Chitwood at 303-225-4073 or fill out our inquiry form.

Children in Foster Care


We will ask about your interests and match the right child with your family.

Some kids in foster care need homes for a few days, while others may need a home for months, or a permanent home. Most children have entered foster care due to abuse, neglect or other family problems. They are resilient in the face of their past and need your help.

Every foster child needs stability and the same love and nurturing that all young people need.

Foster children are in every community in Colorado. They are living in your neighborhood and attending your child’s school.

Foster children represent the diversity of Colorado, and include all ages, races and ethnicities, and ability levels. They can have special developmental, medical and emotional needs.  They often have siblings and want to stay united with them.

Want to hear from a foster child? Listen to our podcast featuring Gabby and hear talk about growing up in foster care system and how the right family made all the difference for her!