Ampersand Families recruits and supports permanent families for older youth, and champions practices in adoption and permanency that restore belonging, dignity and hope. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of adopting a youth older then age 10 (or sibling group including an older youth) from Minnesota’s foster care system then we might be the right place for you. We are a proactive and engaged partner with families – because parenting an older youth who has experienced trauma can be an extraordinarily challenging experience. It is also incredibly rewarding to help a youth to grow and continue to heal.
Contact us to set up an individual orientation during which you can have your questions answered about the adoption process and about what working with Ampersand Families is all about.
All families working with a PPAI agency to complete the adoption process must attend the initial 16 hour pre-adoption training, provided by Children’s Home Society, prior to beginning the home study process at their respective agency. Ampersand Families provides additional required training to families completing the adoption process with us.