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
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!
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
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.
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
Alexa is talkative and outgoing and enjoys the company of adults. She is helpful with chores and projects. Some of her favorite foods are pizza, Mexican food and chocolate. Alexa likes to dance to Hip Hop, listen to music, read and play electronic games. She is also very athletic and likes all sports, especially football. Alexa is also very artistic and likes to make jewelry and other crafts as well as paint and draw. Alexa is open to both rural and city living and would do best in a small family setting. Alexa would do well in a structured home that portrays patience and understanding.
Watch Alexa’s Reel Hope video and inquire
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
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.