Adopted kids get millions from Adams County

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - Adams County has agreed to pay $6.75 million to a family who adopted three severely abused children from foster care and were not told that the traumatized children would need extensive treatment.

The money will go into three trusts, one for each child, to be administered by a court-appointed conservator.

According to the Denver Post, Adams County did not admit any wrongdoing and stands behind its employees.

The children were adopted in 2002 when they were 3, 6 and 9 years old. One child had tantrums so severe, he had to be hospitalized, the newspaper reported. One the children tried to commit suicide. She went to a treatment center and never came back home.

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