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 Children
Levi rarely stops moving and goes from one activity to the next fairly quickly. He enjoys many things, but can also get fixated on specific things very easily. He has a great imagination and is very creative in his play. He seems to especially like garbage trucks, or trucks that are big and make a lot of noise. He also enjoys making paper airplanes, getting the mail from the mail slot, bells and lift gates. Levi would do best in a structured home that is familiar with using outside services.
Only families living in Minnesota are being considered at this time.
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
Derek is a very talkative [when comfortable], clever and creative young man who likes to share interesting facts. Derek is a fascinating person to be around. His interests are: Dungeons & Dragons, LARP’ing [Live Action Role Play], creating ‘art’ with Legos, ‘alien watching/hunting, space, and ‘adventuring’ outdoors. He enjoys playing video games and listening to 80’s pop music. Derek has an extreme love for animals. His favorite animal is a cat. Derek has a ‘hearty’ appetite and enjoys a delicious meal. If you ask, he will tell you his favorite food is crab.
Derek would like to live in the twin cities metro area or southern MN so that he can maintain contact with his birth family. He would do best in a small family setting.
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
Danzell is a funny and engaging young man who likes to play basketball, listen to music and play video games. He likes animals, enjoys spending time outdoors and cares a lot about the people in his life. Danzell’s favorite food is pizza and he enjoys going out to eat at restaurants. Danzell can be very empathetic and has great manners.
Danzell is eager to find a family of his own. He continues to maintain a relationship with some birth family members and would need a family that could support those relationships and other important connections. Danzell would like to have older siblings in his future home. A family for Danzell will need to have patience, structure and enjoy outdoor activities. Ideally, Danzell would like to stay in the metro area, but he is also open to other areas if it seems like a good fit.
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
Samuel (Sam) is a teen who loves everything associated with video games – Xbox, PlayStation and handheld games. He loves them all! Sam also loves to watch YouTube videos about gaming. He enjoys reading, does well academically and can be creative and artistic. Sam presents as somewhat quiet, but he won’t hesitate to belt out a country song that he loves. Sam would like to live on a farm where he could do chores and help take care of animals. He is caring and would benefit from being around pets. Sam needs a family with a strong positive male role model. An ideal family would be patient, nurturing, calm and low key. A family who can provide structure, clear expectations and are open to using outside services would be beneficial for Sam.