Real Stories

You don’t have to be a hero to change a young person's life. Meet ordinary people from throughout Colorado who are making our state a better place for children.

The Hunt Family

The Hunt family, from Longmont, Colorado, was one of five families honored at the CDHS luncheon in recognition of National Adoption Month.  Phyllis Hunt is the proud adoptive Mom of her granddaughter. Soon after Hayley was born, Phyllis moved from Montana to Colorado to be close to her.  When Hayley’s parents were unable to care for her, Phyllis became her kinship provider.  Then, years later officially adopted her.  “When a child is adopted you see a change. They feel complete, they know they are not going anywhere they are already home.”  Because of their experience caring for Hayley, Phyllis and her son, Tim, became certified foster parents and continue to provide a home for Colorado’s kids.  When asking Phyllis what she would tell others, she replied, "There is a child out there that needs you. Step forward. It will be one of the most satisfying things in your life”

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