They got the call on New Year’s Eve with only a handful of hours left in 2015. The car, which was making its way through Oklahoma’s country roads at the time, erupted in cheers and tears. The adoption had gone through.
Vince Montez still tears up when recounting the story more than a year later. He sat on the right side of the couch in his home near Fort Logan while his husband Quentin sat on the other side, their two kids nestled between them.
“All you could hear in the car was screaming and yelling,” Vince recalled. “Everyone was so happy.”
Vince and Quentin Montez are one of the 1,915 certified foster homes in Colorado. They’re also one of the many LGBTQ foster families. Despite making up 4 percent of the state’s population, LGBTQ families comprise 12 percent of the state’s foster parents, according to an online survey by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
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