Rocky Mountain News
Colorado foster children will be allowed to visit their brothers and sisters regularly under a bill that easily passed the state’s House and Senate. The legislation was spurred and partly written by foster children in the Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program. “We got taken away from our parents,” said former foster child Renee Manke, 22, who has not seen her sister, who is still in foster care, for two years. “Why should we be taken away from the only family we have left?” she asked. Feb. 4, www.rockymountainnews.com.