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Hundreds of Colorado children are awaiting adoption. State officials are asking for new funding to find them homes.

One child has been in the system for 18 years. Another has lived in 26 homes. Black children in Colorado wait longer for adoption than other races – no matter their age.

Social Services

A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.

Indigenous people account for an outsized percentage of homeless people in Denver. Sweeping their camps repeats the historical harms of forced displacement, advocates say.


Opinion: A Denver adoptee marvels at the Olympic adoptees on Team USA

It’s tough enough to become an Olympian. Growing up with the issues and stigmas of adoption give these athletes something extra

Opinion Columns

Colorado abortion fund helped 20 times more women last year as other states pass stricter laws

In a four-day period in late April, 28 new abortion restrictions were signed into law in seven states


Opinion: Adoptees live at the ambiguous intersection of money, love and oppression

Opinion Columns

As Colorado’s anti-abortion pregnancy centers strengthen, abortion-rights advocates work to “expose” alleged “fake clinics”

Colorado has more than 50 religious-based pregnancy centers that encourage women to carry babies to term. In some rural areas, they are the only option.


Opinion: Encourage the hope, honor the lament of those touched by adoption. It could save a life.

Opinion Columns

Writing “Bitterroot” allowed author to add humanity to data from her previous work on transracial adoption

Susan Devan Harness not only found writing her own account cathartic, but she says it also "laid a lot of my ghosts to rest"

SunLit Interviews

At the end, a rumination on a daughter’s complex relationship with her adoptive father

In this excerpt from "Bitterroot," American Indian author Susan Devan Harness explores powerful emotions as childhood memories frame her dad's final days

Book Excerpts

Opinion: From orphan trains to DNA: As adoption evolves, many paradoxes remain

Opinion Columns

In Denver child welfare cases, the father isn’t “John Doe” anymore. And now more kids facing abuse are in permanent homes.

New efforts to find the biological fathers of abused children in Denver have increased the likelihood those kids find permanent homes