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.

Adoption: Megan and James

Megan and James Black met their adopted son, Trenton, when he was in first grade. Trenton and the Black family’s biological son, Mikey, were best friends. Together with their children, Megan and James decided to adopt Trenton if there was ever an opportunity. Three years later, they started the adoption process. After learning that Trenton’s younger biological sister, Anna, also needed an adoptive family, Megan and James welcomed her into their family. When it comes to parenting their six children who live at home – Emily, 16, Mikey and Trenton, both 10, Anna, 4, Vada, 2, and Silas, 4 months old, Megan and James agree that there is one secret to success: A lot of patience. 

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