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Not every family grows in the same way. While many parents experience the birth of their biological children, other parents experience the journey of adopting children who are forever theirs.
Jennifer and Dan VanDevenï¿½--der, of Steamboat Springs, announced the birth of a son, Michael Jeffery-Donald VanDevender, at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 1 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.
Heather and Phil Vallem of Greeley announce the birth of their son, Isaac Ray Vallem, at 5:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2004, at Monfort Birthing Center in Greeley.
Yoshira Basurto Vasquez and Juan Andres Medina announce the birth of Nashaly Koemy Medina at 9:47 p.m. May 20, 2006.
Pregnant women urged to gain weight, quit smoking
Colorado has one of the highest low birth weight rates in the nation. Inadequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy is the largest contributor to the number of low weight births, according to state demographer Sue Ricketts, PhD, and Karen Trierweiler with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Decision to open records weighs heavily
Dear Annie: “Still the Mom” was jealous that her daughter has found her birth parents. Adoptive parents get the short end of things when we see TV shows and read articles about this. The public gets teary over the joyful reunion, and the adoptive parents are rarely mentioned.
Jeremiah and Traci Smith of Hayden, announce the birth of their daughter Hailee Rose, born at 5:48 p.m. Oct. 4, 2001, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Angela Marie and Timothy Cordova announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Marie Cordova, at 2:28 p.m. May 25, 2007, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Jennifer Ann Stoker and Andrew C. Jones, of Craig, announce the birth of a daughter, Vera Rain Jones, at 10:13 p.m. May 25, 2007, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Melinda Rose Pierce and Frank Robert Puckett announce the birth of a daughter, Makayla Rose Puckett, at 4:16 p.m. May 21, 2007, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Jessica Herrera announced the birth of a daughter, Abby Kaye Graham Herrera, at 5:08 p.m. Jan. 24, 2007, at the Evanston Regional Hospital.
Reena Davis and Josh Lemon, of Baggs, Wyo., announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Marie Davis, at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Esther Forsyth of Craig announces the birth of her daughter, Isabella Rain Nickerson, at 8:31 p.m. March 3 at The Memorial Hospital.
Justin and Courtney Jenison, of Craig, announced the birth of a son, Jonah Michael Jenison, at 11:23 p.m. Dec. 18, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.