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
Nevaeh is a talkative teen who likes to laugh and joke around. Nevaeh does a great job advocating for herself. She enjoys spending time with her friends, playing basketball and going to the movies to see a drama or comedy film. She loves Mexican food and going out for coffee. She likes classical and oldies music and admires Tupac. Nevaeh’s favorite subject in school is math.
Neveah is open to the type of family but would prefer an African American family. Neveah is open to a family that has other children and does not have a preference if they are older or younger. Nevaeh would do well in a home that is able to keep consistent rules and boundaries. She would like to live in the city versus the country. Nevaeh would enjoy having a cat.
Following adoption, Nevaeh would need to maintain contact with her maternal grandmother and maternal aunts.
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
Ambreyah is a vibrant and outgoing teen who loves socializing with peers and adults. She has an artistic personality and enjoys drawing and writing. She also enjoys watching TV and movies and dressing up to participate in cosplay. Ambreyah likes animals (especially reptiles) and is open to all kinds of pets. She has tried horseback riding and really enjoyed it. Ambreyah’s favorite foods are sushi, Chinese food, and popcorn. An ideal family for Ambreyah would be a two-parent household with no other children in the home. Following adoption, Ambreyah would need to remain in contact with her grandmother and 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
Ashton is a smart, laid-back, and funny teen who shows a quiet affection for those around him. Ashton loves to talk about cars, especially his dream car – the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R and why it is nicknamed “Godzilla”. He enjoys reading and watching anime. Ashton is full of recommendations, whether it be the next sandwich you should try at Subway or a cool store at the local mall. Overall, Ashton is a wealth of knowledge who is determined to set himself up for success.
Ashton thrives in environments that maintain structure and reasonable expectations. He prefers to live in a rural area in Southern Minnesota. Ashton loves animals and would love to have a large dog such as a Siberian Husky or German Shepard.
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
Riley likes to spend quality time telling stories and jokes. He is very knowledgeable in many topics and enjoys talking about dinosaurs, science, bugs, and how things are built. Riley has a great imagination and likes putting these thoughts on paper. He loves keeping his hands busy and has a significant interest in Legos, inventing, and building things. Riley has lots of energy and finds joy in riding his bike, going to the park, hiking, swimming, and downhill skiing.
Riley treasures bugs and creatures and cares deeply for his pet beta fish and bearded dragon. He would do well in a two-parent home that can provide structure and routine.
Only families from Minnesota and bordering states are being considered at this time.