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
Youssef is described as funny and helpful. He likes listening to music (especially Queen), you can find him singing along in the car! Youssef loves to play video games on the Wii, Xbox and PS4! He also enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and playing with Magic and Pokemon cards. Youssef enjoys being read to, especially Harry Potter. Youssef hasn’t lived with any pets but he likes dogs.
Youssef responds well to one-on-one attention and positive reinforcements. He would do best in a structured environment with routine and a home with no children or with much younger children. Youssef would need a home that can best support his ongoing needs.
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
Michael can be a very outgoing, talkative teen. Once he gets to know someone, he loves interacting and having long conversations. He can be sarcastic at times and has a great sense of humor – there is never a dull moment with Michael! He is bright, creative, inquisitive and loves to ask questions. Michael likes to have fun, try new things, and is fun to be around. Some of Michael’s interests include tinkering/taking things apart and putting them back together, playing on the computer or watching videos/playing video games, being outdoors, fishing, being on the water and being creative! Michael loves his independence and social time with friends via gaming systems. A family who could find balance between being active and enjoying days at home would be ideal. Michael would benefit from parents who can provide structure, patience, understanding, flexibility and fun.
Following adoption, Michael would need to maintain contact with his siblings.
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
Rosa is an active, likable, and funny young lady with a big heart. She can come off as being somewhat quiet when meeting new people. Rosa enjoys playing basketball and shopping. She has an artistic side as well. Rosa likes to color, draw pictures, and knit – her first knitting project was a hand towel. Enchiladas are one of Rosa’s favorites when it comes to food. Her favorite season is autumn. She loves animals and would like a French Bulldog for a pet.
Rosa has stated that she would like an active two-parent family who lives in a larger city. She would be okay with having siblings but would prefer to be the youngest child in the home.
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
Levi is a very smart and active young man who is always in motion and keeps himself busy with his imagination, building things with Legos or creating things out of cardboard, zip ties and PVC pipe. He loves to share things he creates or tell stories about things that he finds interesting. Levi likes machinery that makes loud noises such as dump trucks or garbage trucks. He enjoys the outdoors and doing activities such as biking, riding the peddle go-carts, swimming, going to the park, and skateboarding on his knees. 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.