"Aging Out" special to air next Week on CBS4

By the Adoption Exchange

Tune into CBS4 Denver next week

Next week, CBS4 Denver will air a new editorial project called “AgingOut." Every week for more than 30 years, CBS4 has partnered with The Adoption Exchange to feature a boy or girl in foster care seeking a “forever family” in a “Wednesday’s Child” feature. More than 66 percent of children featured in CBS4’s Wednesday’s Child segments find permanent, loving, and stable homes; but what happens to the many children who are not adopted? What happens to the kids who “age out” of the foster care system?

Several months ago, CBS4 began looking into that question. The goal: to tell the stories of these young people facing daunting challenges, along with the stories of people all across Colorado working together to help them. Why is this so important? Because children who connect with a family are more likely to continue their education, get a good job, stay healthy, and raise thriving families of their own. Children who do not, sadly, are more likely to become homeless or get involved with drugs or prostitution, and/or end up in jail. That’s why solving this problem is so important to Colorado – we can create a better life for these children and in turn make our state even stronger.

You'll see the “Aging Out" stories in each one of CBS4's newscasts next week. Tune in on TV or catch the newscasts live at CBSDenver.com!

Sunday

  • 6:00 am - 8:00 am
  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Monday-Friday

  • 4:30 am - 7:00 am
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The stories will also be posted to a special section on CBSDenver.com along with additional online content. We'll share the content on our Facebook page as it becomes available.

About the author:

The Adoption Exchange provides the connection between children who wait and families who adopt and is an essential community partner in the Colorado Heart Gallery. The Adoption Exchange envisions a world in which all children are valued and grow up in safe and permanent families, and where families are supported in their critical roles. Visit www.adoptex.org to learn more about this organization. 

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