Data recently reviewed by state lawmakers reinforces findings from a Colorado Sun investigation that found 13% of adoptions of foster children have failed in the last decade — mainly due to behavioral issues
The primary reason adoptions of foster kids in Colorado fail is “child’s behavior problem.” How do you fix reactive attachment disorder or adoption-related loss?
No family who has received trauma-informed coaching by Raise the Future has reported a disrupted adoption, according to the agency and the state.
Colorado is among just a handful of states where adoption assistance rates are set entirely by counties. The state is making reforms.
More than 1,000 children who were adopted from foster care in Colorado in the past decade ended up back in the system.
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The list of foster children who legally belong to the state of Colorado has 533 names. Among them is a 15-year-old girl who has lived in 26 places since she went into foster care and became available for adoption at age 10. Another is a 19-year-old man who has spent 226 months – more than […]
When Wanbli Cabrera and several of her family members started camping outside of Four Winds American Indian Council at West Fifth Avenue and Bannock Street in Denver five months ago, they were running out of options. They had been camping on the streets of Denver for years — two, in Cabrera’s case, and longer for […]
As a former slightly above-average competitive swimmer who has put in more than a few laps in Denver-area pools, I can’t help but be inspired and impressed by, and a little envious of, the remarkable stories of multiple adoptees who have qualified to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. And, as someone who has facilitated search […]
The number of women receiving financial help from a Colorado fund that pays for abortions is climbing as other states continue to enact abortion restrictions and bans. The fund, managed by the nonprofit abortion rights group Cobalt, helped 20 times as many women last year compared with four years ago, according to fund data provided […]