DENVER (CBS4)– The founder and executive director of the Adoption Exchange is saying goodbye after 30 years.

Every week on CBS4, the Wednesday’s Child is introduced to viewers through the long partnership with the Adoption Exchange with the goal of helping find forever families for children in foster care.

“We know that around 70 to 75 percent of the children that are featured on Wednesday’s Child are going to find families,” said Dixie Davis.

It was the brainchild of Davis. Now she’s starting a new chapter in her life: retirement.

“We believe at the Adoption Exchange that every child deserves a family,” said Davis. “There isn’t any way you’re not going to get up every morning and do everything in your power, work as if your life depends on it, because their lives do depend on it. That’s the only way we can sleep at night, knowing that we’ve done everything we possibly can.”

Davis was the guest of honor at her retirement party on Wednesday evening. Friends, family and colleagues gathered to wish her the best in the next chapter of her life.

As Davis gives a fond farewell, a new voice will carry the torch.

“I grew up watching Wednesday’s Child. I mean, I love this work. I love what it is that the Adoption Exchange does in connecting kids and helping them thrive,” said Adoption Exchange Executive Director Kate Trujillo.

Trujillo hopes Davis’ legacy and passion will never fade, “I’ve learned so much from her. I’m very grateful for the time we’ve had to work together.”

“We never outgrow the need for a family,” said Davis.

Watch Wednesday’s Child on CBS4 Wednesdays at noon and 6 p.m.

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