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 Mink Family

Chris and Noël Mink opened their home to their first adoptive son, Jeremiah, when he was 3. Jeremiah became a big brother when his parents adopted his sister Lexi when she was 2. Next came 17-year-old Autumn, who was adopted on National Adoption Day in 2015.

Their commitment to their children’s well-being is one reason that Chris and Noel encourage connections with biological families. The Minks and their children stay in touch with biological families through texting, Facebook, and even special occasions such as weddings and holidays. 

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
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Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.