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 McRae Family

Olive and Sean McRae had been married for nearly a decade when they adopted their son, Jake. Olive had always been interested in adoption, but it was seeing his own sister adopt a child that opened Sean up to what he describes as the “beauty of foster care and adoption.” Both teachers, Olive and Sean understood that Jake would need time to adjust to their Elbert home as well as additional supports to encourage attachment and bonding. They educated themselves and actively sought training to better understand their son.  

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