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.