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
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.
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
Sean is an outgoing, curious and funny teen. He generally has a positive attitude and is quick to form relationships with others. Sean enjoys going to new places and learning new things, specifically about animals and nature. He is observant and is not afraid to ask questions when he doesn’t know the answer. Sean also enjoys video games, especially Nintendo Switch.
Sean would do best in a highly structured setting that can provide consistency, accountability and unconditional love. The family would need to be patient, understanding, flexible, committed and open to using services. The placement agency is hoping to find a Minnesota family for Sean.
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
Ali is an engaging young man who has goals for the future. He hopes to someday join the military and has his eyes on the Marines or Air Force after high school. Ali enjoys traveling and adventure. He has lived internationally and would prefer to live in an urban area. Ali enjoys various types of cuisine – some of his favorites are Asian and Mediterranean. He is interested in football and enjoys watching the Vikings and the Eagles play….
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
Adrian is a charming and intelligent teen who enjoys drawing, watching movies and reading books. He also loves Marvel and DC superheroes and Legos.
Adrian does well in a structured environment with clear expectations as well as an incentives-based approach. Adrian would do best with a family where there are no younger children. A family who has teenagers or young adults who have already been launched would be a good fit for Adrian. He needs a family who will stick with him. Only families from Minnesota are being considered at this time.