As children age in the foster care system, their chances of being adopted drop significantly. 87-percent of adoptions that happen in Colorado involve children under the age of 10-years. Children between the ages of eleven and fifteen make up only 10-percent of adoptions. Older teens, between 16 and 20 years old, make up just 2-percent of adoptions. That is where The Adoption Exchange steps in. They work exclusively to find permanency for those older children in foster care.
Drew first met Kyle at an Adoption Exchange event, and the match has made a big difference in both their lives.
“Kyle and I have a very similar sense of humor. Even when things get choppy, we usually laugh about it the next day,” Drew told CBS4.