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Circus of the Heart

November 1 - 7



Welcome to the 24th Annual Circus of the Heart!  Once again, we’ve gone virtual, and you will be able to access all of the events through the links below and on the MN ADOPT Facebook page.  Check back every day to discover new events! If you were not able to register for a Circus Box you can still participate in all of the events except for the Prize Drawings.  See “Virtual Circus Documents” button below for full event details.

Questions? or call 612-861-7115, press 1.

Be sure to check out the MN ADOPT Facebook page or this page each day to participate in the below events.  All events will be up by 9:00am.

Activity Submission Due Dates:

    • Resource Roadmap – due Friday, November 5 at 3pm.
    • Family Challenges:
      – Scavenger Hunt
      – Food Challenge
      Both are due by Friday, November 5 at 3pm.
    • Art Contest submissions are due by Wednesday, November 3 at 3pm.



November 1 - 7

It’s Resource Day!

The [interactive] Resource Roadmap will provide you with a visual representation of when you might connect with the organizations along your permanency journey and the services they provide.

Learn more about each agency/organization, and complete the online questionnaire to enter the contest to win a $200 visa gift card!

Tune in to our Facebook page at 9 am to meet the friendly staff from these agencies/organizations as they tell you more about what they can do for you.

It’s Craft Day!

Tune in to watch how-to videos to help you complete the art activity you received in your Circus box.

REMINDER: Art Contest submissions are due by 3 pm today – email a photo of your masterpiece to

Family Presentation Day

Meet a Minnesota family who adopted from foster care and hear their story.

Family Fun Day!

It’s family fun day! Tune in for a special presentation from Circus Juventas. In the video below, you’ll hear from their Executive Director, Dan Butler, as he introduces the performances you’ll be viewing.

To view the performance:

ACT 1:

ACT 2:


It’s Trivia day! Get ready to have fun and compete against other families during this online trivia game.

Some things to mention:

–The top 5 scoring family teams will receive a prize.

–You need to use the email address you registered with for Circus of the Heart.

–You will have 60 seconds to answer each question, but the quicker you answer, the more points you will get.

–Trivia closes at 9 PM tonight.

–Winner is announced tomorrow!

Here is the link to access Trivia:

Trivia works best on a computer/laptop. If you do use your phone, it works best with the Safari app. Families can only complete it once, and will be able to track their spot on the Leaderboard with their Circus ID. Good luck!

Awards and Grand Prize Drawing

We can’t believe Circus of the Heart is coming to an end. We have loved seeing all of the submissions of the family challenges!

Thank you so much for participating this year.

Today we have our Teen Prize & Family Prize Drawings!

Not only that, but below are the winners of our family challenges, which include:

  • Art Contest
  • Food Challenge
  • Resource Passport
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Trivia

The winners are be announced by their ID number. This is the ID number that you received in your confirmation email when you registered for Circus of the Heart. If you don’t have it, don’t worry, we do! We’ll be reaching out to the winners within the next week.


We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the 2021 Virtual Circus of the Heart.  Through the contribution of prizes and time, they have been instrumental in the success of this year’s event.

Program & Prize Contributors 

Ampersand Families
Anoka County
Bakken Museum
Café Latte
Cantebury Park
Children’s Home Society of Minnesota/Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Choice Bank
Dave Walstad
Great Lakes Aquarium
Great Wolf Lodge
Home Depot
Kelli Hansen
Kindred Nexus Family Healing
Laura Kruizenga
Minnesota Twins
Minnesota United
Minnesota Vikings
MN Wire
Minnesota Aire Adventure Park
Mississippi Market
MPLS Bouldering Project
Nexus Kindred Family Healing
North Homes

Pub 500
The Reel Hope Project
Rod St. Michel
Scheel’s Sporting goods
Shoreview Community Center
Showplace ICON Theaters
Swiftwater Adventures

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