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  • Sweet Sixteen Adoption

    Sweet Sixteen Adoption

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-10-04 16:13:48 GMT

    Originally the Moore's had only been open to taking in younger kids, but when asked if they could foster four siblings they took the leap. That's what began a change in mindset for Rachel and Marshall.

    Originally the Moore's had only been open to taking in younger kids, but when asked if they could foster four siblings they took the leap. That's what began a change in mindset for Rachel and Marshall.

  • Tuesday's Child: Fostering creates a growing family

    Tuesday's Child: Fostering creates a growing family

    Friday, June 9 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-06-09 17:29:50 GMT

    Infertility affects more than 6 million couples in the United States. Many of those people are searching for ways to start a family that works for them. For one local family that meant foster care. 

    Infertility affects more than 6 million couples in the United States. Many of those people are searching for ways to start a family that works for them. For one local family that meant foster care. 

  • Tuesday's Child: El Paso County DHS welcoming new executive director

    Tuesday's Child: El Paso County DHS welcoming new executive director

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 7:13 PM EST2017-02-15 00:13:32 GMT

    The El Paso County Department of Human Services is welcoming a new executive director this month. Julie Krow comes from the State Department of Human Services where she served as the Deputy Executive Director. She has been working in El Paso County for a few months, and will take over the department at the end of February. 

    The El Paso County Department of Human Services is welcoming a new executive director this month. Julie Krow comes from the State Department of Human Services where she served as the Deputy Executive Director. She has been working in El Paso County for a few months, and will take over the department at the end of February. 

  • Tuesday's Child: Pueblo clinic taking new approach to primary medical care

    Tuesday's Child: Pueblo clinic taking new approach to primary medical care

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 5:51 PM EST2017-01-31 22:51:57 GMT

    Doctors at Southern Colorado Family Medicine in Pueblo are trying something new to give kids a healthier start in life. The clinic has implemented a survey to identify childhood adversity for the low-income families it serves. 

    Doctors at Southern Colorado Family Medicine in Pueblo are trying something new to give kids a healthier start in life. The clinic has implemented a survey to identify childhood adversity for the low-income families it serves. 

  • Tuesday's Child: Volunteers with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

    Tuesday's Child: Volunteers with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-01-18 16:24:21 GMT
    New Court Appointed Special Advocates swearing in. (KOAA)New Court Appointed Special Advocates swearing in. (KOAA)

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region works hard through volunteers to be a voice for foster children in our community. In this edition of Tuesday's Child, we take a look at the volunteer  court appointed special advocate with CASA. 

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region works hard through volunteers to be a voice for foster children in our community. In this edition of Tuesday's Child, we take a look at the volunteer  court appointed special advocate with CASA. 

  • Tuesday's Child: Foster children experience joy of Christmas

    Tuesday's Child: Foster children experience joy of Christmas

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 6:45 PM EST2016-12-21 23:45:47 GMT

    The holiday season is special for many of us as we spend time with friends and family and exchange gifts.  For kids just entering foster care, this is quite possibly the first time they'll experience the magic of the Christmas season. 

    The holiday season is special for many of us as we spend time with friends and family and exchange gifts.  For kids just entering foster care, this is quite possibly the first time they'll experience the magic of the Christmas season. 

  • Tuesday's Child: Three families grow on Pueblo Adoption Day

    Tuesday's Child: Three families grow on Pueblo Adoption Day

    Friday, December 9 2016 11:34 PM EST2016-12-10 04:34:37 GMT

    National Adoption Awareness month just wrapped up at the end of November. To celebrate the Pueblo County Department of Human Services finalized five adoptions in one day. Adoption day is often the end of a very long road, sometimes years in the making. Adoption day jitters turned to excitement as three couples realized the fresh start with their now official families. 

    National Adoption Awareness month just wrapped up at the end of November. To celebrate the Pueblo County Department of Human Services finalized five adoptions in one day. Adoption day is often the end of a very long road, sometimes years in the making. Adoption day jitters turned to excitement as three couples realized the fresh start with their now official families. 

  • Tuesday's Child: A judge's perspective on the adoption process

    Tuesday's Child: A judge's perspective on the adoption process

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 6:57 PM EDT2016-11-01 22:57:30 GMT

    The adoption process can be a long one. While a child is in custody of the Department of Human Services, many adults do all they can to make the best decisions possible for that child.  In some cases, Judge Tim Schutz gets to see children through their hardest days to adoption day. He says it's easily one of the most celebratory occasions to happen in a courtroom. 

    The adoption process can be a long one. While a child is in custody of the Department of Human Services, many adults do all they can to make the best decisions possible for that child.  In some cases, Judge Tim Schutz gets to see children through their hardest days to adoption day. He says it's easily one of the most celebratory occasions to happen in a courtroom. 

  • Tuesday's Child: 16-year-old Jewels a perfect match for Woods family

    Tuesday's Child: 16-year-old Jewels a perfect match for Woods family

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 5:18 PM EDT2016-10-18 21:18:27 GMT

    There are numerous teenagers in the foster care system in need of loving families. The Woods family and 16-year-old Jewels are a perfect match.

    There are numerous teenagers in the foster care system in need of loving families. The Woods family and 16-year-old Jewels are a perfect match.

  • Tuesday's Child: Reed family's adoption sets new precedent

    Tuesday's Child: Reed family's adoption sets new precedent

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 4:02 PM EDT2016-10-04 20:02:37 GMT

    A family from the San Luis Valley is setting a new precedent for adoptions in the state of Colorado. Steve and Annie Reed wanted to open their home to seven-year-old Elena from Douglas County, but logistics between two counties made it seem impossible. "Neither county was willing to license us," said Annie Reed. 

    A family from the San Luis Valley is setting a new precedent for adoptions in the state of Colorado. Steve and Annie Reed wanted to open their home to seven-year-old Elena from Douglas County, but logistics between two counties made it seem impossible. "Neither county was willing to license us," said Annie Reed. 

  • Tuesday's Child: Family adopts third son born with narcotics addiction

    Tuesday's Child: Family adopts third son born with narcotics addiction

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 8:57 PM EDT2016-08-10 00:57:22 GMT

    A Colorado Springs family is growing once again. When we first introduced you to Tim and Gabrielle King, they'd adopted two little boys born addicted to narcotics, but they had room in their hearts and home for more. News5 was there as baby Soren's adoption became official. 

    A Colorado Springs family is growing once again. When we first introduced you to Tim and Gabrielle King, they'd adopted two little boys born addicted to narcotics, but they had room in their hearts and home for more. News5 was there as baby Soren's adoption became official. 

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  • Two children stabbed to death in Colorado Springs

    Two children stabbed to death in Colorado Springs

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:55 AM EDT2017-10-17 10:55:43 GMT

    Colorado Springs Police say two children are dead after being stabbed at a home in the 900 block of Carlisle Street early Tuesday morning.

    Colorado Springs Police say two children are dead after being stabbed at a home in the 900 block of Carlisle Street early Tuesday morning.

  • Police arrest one juvenile in connection to Doherty High School shooting

    Police arrest one juvenile in connection to Doherty High School shooting

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:07:24 GMT
    An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA)An officer places crime scene tape at the shooting scene near Doherty High School. (KOAA)

    The Colorado Springs Police arrested one juvenile in connection with the shooting which occurred across from the Doherty High School in September. 

    The Colorado Springs Police arrested one juvenile in connection with the shooting which occurred across from the Doherty High School in September. 

  • 12-year-old girl found with broken bones and lacerations, mom and stepdad arrested

    12-year-old girl found with broken bones and lacerations, mom and stepdad arrested

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:58:55 GMT
    Two people in Pueblo are now behind bars and their kids are in the custody of social services.  Pueblo police say Perry Armstrong and Kendra Medina were arrested this past weekend.  Medina's 12-year-old daughter was found injured and limping around the area of Northern Avenue and Beulah Sunday afternoon.  A good Samaritan saw the girl and pulled over to help. Rescue services showed up and took the girl to a hospital.  Captain Kenny Rider of the Pueblo Police De...
    Two people in Pueblo are now behind bars and their kids are in the custody of social services.  Pueblo police say Perry Armstrong and Kendra Medina were arrested this past weekend.  Medina's 12-year-old daughter was found injured and limping around the area of Northern Avenue and Beulah Sunday afternoon.  A good Samaritan saw the girl and pulled over to help. Rescue services showed up and took the girl to a hospital.  Captain Kenny Rider of the Pueblo Police De...
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