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Discover The Child’s Love Language

Discover The Child’s Love Language

Once you have decided to take a child under wing whether as a foster parent or an adoptive parent, it is highly important that you give them the love and affection that they have been neglected in the first place. During the childhood years, it is crucial that one...

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8 Questions to Ask Before Fostering a Child

8 Questions to Ask Before Fostering a Child

Fostering a child is not a simple process. If you are planning to foster a child, at Courage Community Foster Care, we can help you with this process. We are a private child placement agency licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services. In this article, we...

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Eight Good Parenting Tips

Eight Good Parenting Tips

Being a foster parent is different from being an adoptive parent. A foster parent will be responsible for taking care of their foster child or children only for a temporary period. Meanwhile, if you adopt a child, you will serve as the child or children’s official...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be A Foster Parent

5 Reasons Why You Should Be A Foster Parent

Research says that parents’ affection can shape their children’s happiness and outlook in life. According to Child Trends, a non-profit research organization in the United States, the warmth and love that parents display to their children have an effect on their...

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10 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Well-Being

10 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Well-Being

Contrary to what other people think, some of the happiest people do not have much, and some of the smartest cannot even show you a high school diploma. Some people can help you achieve healing, even if they do not have titles written after their names. What these...

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Why you NEED to say “No” as a Foster Parent

Why you NEED to say “No” as a Foster Parent

It was a very difficult, almost impossible, word for "The Fonz" to say on the classic TV show "Happy Days." Maybe, it is a very difficult, almost impossible, word for you to say at times. The word “No” has been a difficult one for me as a foster parent whenever we got...

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Focus on the Child, Not the Behavior

Focus on the Child, Not the Behavior

When we say mind the child and not his behavior, there’s an entirely different dynamic involved. If parents interpret a child’s misbehavior inaccurately, they will start to have a feeling of fear. This fear can eventually lead to guilt, finger-pointing, or worse,...

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Courage Community has been making life-changing connections between families and children since 2012.

Colorado has many foster children needing placement, and too few foster homes to care for them

On any given business day, we receive referrals from five to twenty children needing to be placed in a foster home. Children of every age, ethnicity and circumstance are referred, from newborn to 20 years old. Most of our children are referred along with their siblings. All of the children referred for foster care are removed from their family's care for reasons of abuse and/or neglect. The majority of our referrals for placement originate from the Denver Metro and Colorado Springs area, although we also work with rural communities such as Lake, Summit, Chaffee and Park Counties.