May proclaimed Foster Care Month

Published on May 04, 2023

Weld County Foster Care staff with board of commissioners

To recognize and appreciate the dedicated foster and kinship givers, child welfare professionals, and the community organizations that improve the lives of children, youth, and families, the Weld County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May Foster Care Month.

Many heroic families in the Weld County community have opened their hearts and homes to infants, children, and youth currently in foster and kinship care. Of those children and teens, some have complex medical and challenging psychological and behavioral needs that these caregivers have selflessly fought to provide quality attention to.

A new Therapeutic Foster Care program has recently been created courtesy of Weld County Child Welfare and is dedicated to meeting the most complex needs of Weld County children and youth. The Berrelez family, who have opened their doors to become a Weld County Therapeutic Foster Home, are being recognized this year by the state as an exceptional foster family. 

Staff members from the Weld County Department of Human Services, including many of the department’s foster care coordinators, as well as various Weld County community partners, were present for the proclamation on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Director of Human Services, Jamie Ulrich, introduced each of the staff and community partners on hand and spoke about the challenges and rewards that come along with foster care.

“We especially want to express our sincere gratitude for our kinship and foster families who have invested in our Weld County children,” Ulrich said. “Today, and every day, we recognize the strength and resiliency of our foster care, kinship, and community partners who work tirelessly to help create a safe and healthy community for all.”

The Board of County Commissioners calls upon the citizens of Weld County to observe the month of May as a time to encourage and support children and youth in foster and kinship care, and to recognize the efforts and commitment of foster and kinship parents and dedicated child welfare professionals.

See the official Weld County Government Facebook and Twitter pages throughout May for more highlights on Foster Care Month. For more information on child support services, family resources, and more, please visit

Weld County Foster Care staff with board of commissioners

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