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Adoption Support Network

Adoption Support Network, provides support for adoptive parents, adoptees, parent support groups and kinship caregivers in the Metro and outstate areas of MinnesotaCheck https://www.nacac.org/connect/support-for-minnesota-adoptive-families/

Adoptee Bridge – OurRoots Mentorship Program

OurRoots is Adoptee Bridge’s mentorship program for youth adoptees (7-17) and their adult mentors (ages 21+).
All adoptees are welcome – international and domestic!
OurRoots offers transracial and transnational adoptees a supportive group setting with adult adoptees and friends of the adoptee community volunteering as positive mentors and role models.

https://www.adopteebridge.org/mentorship-ourroots/

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota & Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Support Groups

Open to all adoptive families regardless of placing agency.  Email Nichole Lange for more information at Nichole.lange@chlss.org

Preregistration is required prior to the first session in the series.

Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service offer adoptee support groups which engage in age-appropriate discussions about diversity and culture, friendship, race, school issues, adoption and birth families. Each group is open to adopted children and their families, regardless of placing agency.

This series will take place on the second Saturday of each month for eight months. The groups are broken into different sessions by age, within each session children may be divided into smaller groups based on their age. While the children meet, a corresponding parent session takes place for parents to listen and learn from each other—although the Lollipop and Bubblegum groups meet separately, the parents from these sessions will meet in one large group.

For detailed information on ages, fees and dates please go to https://chlss.org/event/adoptee-support-groups/ or call 651.255.2245.

Minnetonka Middle School Adoption Groups

Minnetonka Middle School Adoption Groups, an adoptee peer support group for middle school students in the Minnetonka Public School District
When: One day a week, rotating class periods, during the school year
Where: 

Minnetonka Middle School West , 6421 Hazeltine Blvd., Excelsior, MN 55331
Minnetonka Middle School East, 17000 Lake St Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Contact: Penelope Needham, penelope.needham@gmail.com or 612-616-3139

Minnetonka High School Adoption Group

Minnetonka High School Adoption Group, an adoptee peer support group for high school students in the Minnetonka Public School District
When: One day a week, rotating class periods, during the school year
Where: Minnetonka High School, 18301 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Contact: Penelope Needham, penelope.needham@gmail.com or 612-616-3139

email jritchie@mnadopt.org to add or update your group info

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