Each year in Colorado, more than 500 children “age out” of the foster care system. These children enter adulthood without any sort of permanent connection—no childhood home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner, no one to go to for advice before a job interview, no one to call when they’re having a bad day … no support system at all.
The CHOICE program intervenes before these children “age out” of the system, by creating broader connections between youth and adults outside of the traditional adoption route. The program is built on the premise that once you make a connection with a foster child, you will be compelled to help in a more permanent way and help him or her transition into adulthood.
The CHOICE Program & Advocacy Training is the next step to becoming an approved host for this program. Potential hosts must have completed the following in order to attend this training:
Attend at least one Open CHOICE Event