Each month, MN ADOPT partners with local news and print media to feature a Minnesota child or sibling group in need of an adoptive family. These partnerships are invaluable in helping to find homes for Minnesota children and raising awareness about the need for adoptive families in all Minnesota communities. Below are our current newspapers partners and their most recent waiting child feature.
Minnesota’s Star Tribune newspaper features Minnesota Waiting Kids (Minnesota children currently in foster care) in their Variety section monthly.
This Month's Star Tribune Featured Child
Jonathan has a contagious smile and a great sense of humor. He enjoys adult attention and is loyal to those he is close with. He can be very helpful especially when it comes to hands-on activities. He does well when he has a physical task to tackle, such as building something. Jonathan enjoys the outdoors where he can ride four-wheeler, go biking and snowmobiling. His favorite activity is fishing! Jonathan also likes animals and helps his foster parents with daily chores on their small farm. Jonathan is learning about gardening this summer and has his own garden beds to tend to. He also likes playing basketball and football. When he’s not outside, he can be found playing video games or working on building something. He is a very hands on learner and enjoys taking things apart as well as reconstructing things.
Jonathan needs a family who can provide structure, routine and concrete expectations. He would prefer that he is either the youngest child or the only child in the home. He enjoys fishing and doing other types of outdoor activities, so an active family would be ideal.
Following adoption, Jonathan want to maintain contact with his two older sisters.
The Duluth News Tribune newspaper partnered with MN ADOPT in February, 2019. Minnesota Waiting Kids (Minnesota children currently in foster care) will be featured monthly in their Sunday Pursuits section.
This Month's Duluth News Tribune Featured Child
Cole has a big personality and likes to talk and ask questions about all sorts of things. He has no problem advocating for what he needs and asking for what he wants. Cole has a great sense of humor but also enjoys talking about serious topics. Cole absolutely loves cats and could talk about them all day long. He grew up with cats in his home and it is extremely important to him that a future family already has or allows him to have cats once he moves into the home. Cole is a natural around animals and they are very therapeutic for him. He enjoys going out to eat. His favorite foods are pizza and wings. Cole enjoys reading and can get lost in a good book for hours.
Cole really enjoys being around people and adult attention, but it is also important that he get his alone time. Cole would do best with a family who is patient and has a lot of time and attention to devote to him. He would benefit from having a positive male role model in his life.
Adam’s Publishing Group partnered with MN ADOPT in September, 2019. Minnesota Waiting Kids (Minnesota children currently in foster care) will be featured monthly in a variety of their newspapers (see list of papers below).
Aitkin Independent Age
Anoka County Union Herald
Blaine/Spring Lake Park/Fridley/Columbia Heights Life
Bloomington-Richfield Sun Current
Brooklyn Center-Brooklyn Park Sun Post
Burnsville Eagan Sun Thisweek
Crow River News of St. Michael Albertville & Rockford
Crystal-Robbinsdale-Golden Valley-New Hope Sun Post
County News Review-North Branch and Cambridge
Dakota County Tribune-Apple Valley-Rosemount-Farmington
Edina Sun Current
Elk River Star News
Forest Lake Times
Lakeville Sun Thisweek
Laker Pioneer of Mound-Long Lake
Mille Lacs Messenger
Minnetonka-Excelsior-Eden Prairie Sun Sailor
Morrison County Record-Little Falls
News & Times of Norwood Young America and Watertown
Osseo-Maple Grove-Champlin-Dayton Press
Plymouth-Wayzata Sun Sailor
St. Louis Park-Hopkins Sun Sailor
The Waconia Patriot
Union-Times of Princeton and Milaca
This Month's Adam's Publishing Group Featured Child
Adrian is a charming and intelligent teen who enjoys drawing, watching movies and reading books. He also loves Marvel and DC superheroes and Legos.
Adrian does well in a structured environment with clear expectations as well as an incentives-based approach. Adrian would do best with a family where there are no younger children. A family who has teenagers or young adults who have already been launched would be a good fit for Adrian. He needs a family who will stick with him. Only families from Minnesota are being considered at this time.
Press Publications partnered with MN ADOPT in May, 2020. Minnesota Waiting Kids (Minnesota children currently in foster care) will be featured monthly in weekly newspapers located in the Northeast suburbs of the metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul (Shoreview , North Oaks, White Bear, Forest Lake, Stillwater , Centerville, Lino Lakes).
This Month's Press Publication Featured Child
Zachary (Zach) is an amazing kid with the heart of a little boy. The busier Zach is the better and he loves to be a helper! Shoveling the driveway, building snow forts, swimming in the pool, riding his bike, shooting hoops, going for walks, and even going grocery shopping! He enjoys imaginary play and loves playing with all of his Paw Patrol figures and singing along to the show’s songs. Zach loves the Minnesota Vikings and enjoys watching and talking about football.
Zach is looking for a family to help him maintain contact with his two sisters and grandparents. The family would need to have the ability and desire to access supports and resources to help Zach grow and thrive and have an understanding and commitment to being Zach’s lifelong parents. He flourishes when there is predictability and consistency with his daily schedule. Zach would benefit from being the only child, allowing him the time and attention that will help him flourish!