DENVER (CBS4) – The Executive Director of the Adoption Exchange was on CBS4 This Morning to talk about efforts to find homes for Colorado’s most at-risk youth.


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Lauren Arnold talked about in-depth recruitment that looks at a child’s history to identify friends, neighbors, coaches, or even relatives who might step up and adopt that child.

LINK: The Adoption Exchange

About 18-months ago, the state started a new effort to identify those children in foster care who will have the hardest time finding a family. In partnership with the Adoption Exchange and Wendy’s Wonderful Recruiters, they spend as much as $5,000 to find the right situation for those children.

Additional Resouces

The following are helpful resources for people who are aging out of foster care and for the people who care for them.

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Public Awareness Campaign
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline
Learn more about foster care and adoption in Colorado.

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United Way Bridging the Gap
helping teens live on their own after foster care

Dream Makers Project
making dreams come true for former foster care youth

Chafee Program
life skills program provided through human services dept. of each county

CBS4 Wednesday’s Child Section

The Adoption Exchange
promoting adoption for foster care youth

Adoption Exchange’s Birthday Wishes Program

Office of the Lt. Governor

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