Earlier this week, we updated the story of Leah Campbell, who blogs under the name Single Infertile Female; she spent years trying and failing to get pregnant before lucking into an adoption (of lovely Josie) that's got her over the moon. One reader shares her own experiences with the bond between a ... More >>
Foster parents are allowed to fully participate in court hearings about whether to terminate biological parents' rights, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling comes out of a case involving a young boy in Montezuma County, who went into foster care after suffering repeated abuse while in t ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you the story of a little boy in Montezuma County who suffered horrible abuse in his parents' care and was placed with a foster family. That family eventually intervened in the court case to terminate the parents' rights, offering information and cross-examining witnesses. ... More >>
Wendy Alfredsen.On December 8, 2009, Berlyn Alfredsen, then five-years-old, was taken out of class by one of her adoptive mothers to attend her great grandmother's funeral in Norway. This wouldn't have been notable, except Berlyn's great grandmother was still alive. Wendy Alfredsen, Berlyn's ... More >>
More pics below.A year ago yesterday, Ichabod, a three-year-old pit-bull mix, found a new home after Nick Hooten and Jill Paros adopted him from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. For much of the time since then, though, he's been somewhere else. He vanished in August, only to resurface in ... More >>
Big pics below.Edward and Linda Bryant have been accused of theft, forgery and several other related offenses. But are they also guilty of murdering two adoptive children, then continuing to collect aid checks in their names? That's what El Paso County authorities are trying to figure out -- ... More >>
Operation Babylift, which flew hundreds of babies out of Vietnam after the 1975 fall of Saigon for adoption in the United States, has faded from national memory. But for actor Joe Wandell, born Hai Tran Thai and the son of a Vietnamese woman and a GI, it remains the central fact of his life. ... More >>
A Flickr photoDo these feet look like yours, Christopher?Readers of the Denver Daily News saw an unusual item in a recent issue. The "Notice of Anticipated Expedited Relinquishment of Parental Rights" was addressed from attorney Virginia L. Frank, representing Adoption Choices of Colorado, o ... More >>
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Do you know where your children are?
Nineteen-year-old Albert Galvan wants to raise his baby, but the court says she's better off with her foster parents.
David Balls thriller China Run probes the real world of foreign adoptions in mysterious China.
Staging problems and a talky script deflate an earnest look at family and race.
As genetic testing pins down paternity issues, the definition of fatherhood gets murkier.
From the week of September 14
Three kids with attachment disorder have died in Colorado -- but according to Foster Cline, their parents and therapists are the ones most in need of help.
For Dan Savage, promiscuity takes a back seat to parenthood.
Renee Polreis and her adopted son had a miserable life together--until someone put an end to it.
The state orphanage sheltered almost 17,000 children over the years. That makes for one big family reunion.
Since private agencies took control of adoption in colorado, costs have gone up. For would-be parents, so have the heartaches.
HOW THE GOVERNMENT'S ATTEMPTS TO "REUNIFY" CHILDREN WITH THEIR PARENTS HURT KIDS AS MUCH AS THEY HELP THEM.
FOR A DOZEN YEARS, FUGITIVE PEDOPHILE JAMES CHRISTENSEN CLAIMS HE LIVED CRIME-FREE. THAT'S NOT ENOUGH FOR THE STATE PAROLE BOARD.THE SINS OF THE FATHER WHEN PEDOPHILE JAMES CHRISTENSEN WAS SENTENCED UNDER THE DAY-TO-LIFE STATUTE, THE STATE DIDN'T FIGURE O
JUDGE DANA WAKEFIELD IS ACCUSED--AGAIN--OF STALLING ON THE STATE'S LAW FOR ADOPTEES.