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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.

Star Tribune

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

Makayla (17)

Makayla, 17

Makayla can be described as creative, excitable, daring, resilient and independent. She is outgoing and generally talkative. She enjoys spending time with friends and is kind to both younger and older peers. She is a fun teenager to spend time with and works hard in school. She enjoys singing, crafts and is open to trying new activities. She absolutely loves animals. Makayla likes to help, especially to earn money or privileges.

Some of her favorites include the following:

Foods: Tacos, canned tuna and pepperoni pizza
School subjects: Math, science and computers
TV shows & movies: Camp and CSI
Music or singers: Rap
Sports: Football
Toys: Red panda stuffed animal and art supplies
Season: Summer

Makayla is open to a variety of families and communities. She would prefer to live in a small town though with possibly older siblings and a dog. Makayla has a close relationship with her maternal grandparents and great grandparents and she would need to maintain contact with them following adoption.

Only Minnesota families are being considered at this time.

(Watch Makayla’s video and inquire)

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

Makayla (17)

Makayla, 17

Makayla can be described as creative, excitable, daring, resilient and independent. She is outgoing and generally talkative. She enjoys spending time with friends and is kind to both younger and older peers. She is a fun teenager to spend time with and works hard in school. She enjoys singing, crafts and is open to trying new activities. She absolutely loves animals. Makayla likes to help, especially to earn money or privileges.

Some of her favorites include the following:

Foods: Tacos, canned tuna and pepperoni pizza
School subjects: Math, science and computers
TV shows & movies: Camp and CSI
Music or singers: Rap
Sports: Football
Toys: Red panda stuffed animal and art supplies
Season: Summer

Makayla is open to a variety of families and communities. She would prefer to live in a small town though with possibly older siblings and a dog. Makayla has a close relationship with her maternal grandparents and great grandparents and she would need to maintain contact with them following adoption.

Only Minnesota families are being considered at this time.

(Watch Makayla’s video and inquire)

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
Caledonia Argus
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
Monticello Times
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
Stillwater Gazette
The Waconia Patriot
Union-Times of Princeton and Milaca

This Month's Adam's Publishing Group Featured Child

Dean (15)

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

Cole (13)

Cole has a big personality and likes to talk and ask questions about all sorts of things.  He has no problem advocating for what he needs and asking for what he wants. Cole has a great sense of humor but also enjoys talking about serious topics.  Cole absolutely loves cats and could talk about them all day long. He grew up with cats in his home and it is extremely important to him that a future family already has or allows him to have cats once he moves into the home. Cole is a natural around animals and they are very therapeutic for him. He enjoys going out to eat. His favorite foods are pizza and wings. Cole enjoys reading and can get lost in a good book for hours.

Cole really enjoys being around people and adult attention, but it is also important that he get his alone time.  Cole would do best with a family who is patient and has a lot of time and attention to devote to him.  He would benefit from having a positive male role model in his life.  (Watch Cole’s video and inquire)

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