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Foster homes needed for thousands of Minnesota children

January 7, 2019
(Report by Kare11 NEWS on the growing need for foster homes in Minnesota due to the growing opioid epidemic)

There is a quiet crisis growing in Minnesota — thousands of children across the state are in desperate need of foster homes.
According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the number of children needing a foster home has doubled in just the past five years.

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2018 21st Annual Circus of the Heart

Sunday, November 4
1 – 4 pm

Northern Star Scouting Base Camp
6202 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 55111

Join us for the kick-off of Minnesota’s Adoption Awareness Month, honoring families who have grown through adoption, and provide information to those interested in adopting children and youth under state guardianship.
Free celebration and recruitment event!

Arcade and other games * Crafts * Prizes * Mascots
Pony rides * Petting zoo * Clowns * Face and nail painting * Henna art * Refreshments
Fire truck * Reptiles * Photo opportunities * Dance Dance Revolution * Wii Sports

Special activities for teens, including Guitar Hero;
T-shirt, canvas and henna art; and prize drawings.

Information tables staffed by adoption experts.

MN ADOPT provides referrals, education, and support after adoption

February 12, 2016
St. Paul (Monitor newspaper article) — One out of every thirty-five children in the United States is adopted, according to the Donaldson Adoption Institute, a research and policy organization based in New York.

But once a child is adopted, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. That’s where MN ADOPT, 777 Raymond Ave., comes in……

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Timberwolves Take Foster Kids On Shopping Spree

December 3, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The holidays can be a difficult time for many children who don’t have a permanent home.
So today the Minnesota Timberwolves had a surprise for some foster children to make their holiday brighter…..

(See WCCO report)

(See NBA.com report)

Timberwolves Take Foster Kids On Shopping Spree

December 3, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The holidays can be a difficult time for many children who don’t have a permanent home.
So today the Minnesota Timberwolves had a surprise for some foster children to make their holiday brighter…..

(See WCCO report)

(See NBA.com report)

Sunday, Nov 1, 2015
The 18th annual  Circus of the Heart was held at the Prom Center Event Facility in Oakdale. The event, kicking off November as Adoption Month, highlights the need for adoptive families in the state. There are 499 children waiting in Minnesota’s foster care system for someone to adopt them.

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