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
Sean is an outgoing, curious and funny teen. He generally has a positive attitude and is quick to form relationships with others. Sean enjoys going to new places and learning new things, specifically about animals and nature. He is observant and is not afraid to ask questions when he doesn’t know the answer. Sean also enjoys video games, especially Nintendo Switch.
Sean would do best in a highly structured setting that can provide consistency, accountability and unconditional love. The family would need to be patient, understanding, flexible, committed and open to using services. The placement agency is hoping to find a Minnesota family for Sean.
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
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.
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
Dean has a great sense of humor and likes to be the center of attention. He loves to dance and enjoys spending time outdoors, watching shows like Family Guy, going to drive-in movie theaters and listening to all types of music, especially rap. Dean really likes animals and would enjoy living on a hobby farm. Some of his favorite foods are Chinese food, pasta and seafood. Dean needs a family who can provide structure and predictability. It would be best if he was the youngest child in the home. Following adoption, Dean would need to maintain contact with his older sister as well as his birth mother.…..(Watch Dean’s Reel Hope video and inquire.)
RiverTown Multimedia partnered with MN ADOPT in November, 2019. Minnesota Waiting Kids (Minnesota children currently in foster care) will be featured monthly in the following newspapers: Hastings Star Gazette, Star Observer (Afton), Republic Eagle (Red Wing, Goodhue County), The Bulletin (Cottage Grove, Woodbury, and South Washington County
This Month's RiverTown Multimedia Featured Child
Gabriel (Gabe) is a talkative, charming, and caring teenager who always has a smile on his face. He is a very friendly teen and he loves meeting new people. Gabe likes going to school, learning new things, and has many hobbies. He shows great leadership in group situations, and he is a positive role model to his fellow peers. Gabe has a strong work ethic as well. He likes doing extra chores around the house and taking part in community organizations to earn some extra money for his savings. He also loves doing yard work and gardening. His strong work ethic also shows in sports. Gabe is a great athlete when it comes to basketball, football, baseball, track, and hockey. A family for Gabe would need to provide a lot of positive attention, patience, consistency, and understanding. Gabe would do best as the youngest or only child.
Only Minnesota families are being considered at this time.