16-year-old Sherman Girl Missing in Colorado After Escaping Foster Care Home

A 16-year-old Sherman girl is missing after escaping a foster care home in rural Colorado, and her parents fear she and another girl may have been picked up along a highway heading north to Denver.Jerry and Lisa Stokes told Sherman's KXII-TV that their adopted daughter, Emma, was being treated in Colorado's Park County at a therapeutic facility for treatment of mental health issues."They specialize mainly in disorders that kids who were adopted or lived in foster care often struggle with," Lisa Stokes told the news station.According to the Park County Sheriff's Office, Emma and a 16-year-old companion, Anna Frankman, ran away from the facility around 10 p.m. Sunday.A search and rescue team was activated and dogs tracked their trail to a church and then to the highway, KXII said."We feel like somebody picked them up off that highway," Jerry Stokes said. He said family and friends are searching all over Colorado for the girl, who he described as "a very loyal person, very musically gifted, very intelligent."  Continue reading...

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