Each month, Foster Adopt Minnesota 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
Gabriel (12), Keyara (11), and Lillian (8)
Gabriel is a shy, friendly, smart, and adventurous child who loves his siblings and enjoys being a big brother. He likes to play video games, Pokeman, badminton, and other sports. Gabriel enjoys riding his bike and building things. His favorite foods include pizza and macaroni and cheese. Gabriel loves going to Pizza Ranch.
Keyara is creative, brave, talented, and an animal lover. She loves her siblings and thinks family is the most important thing. Keyara enjoys arts and crafts, learning how to speak Dakota and Ojibwe, watching movies, doing hair and nails, and spending quality time with people she loves. Her favorite foods include pizza, macaroni and cheese, and lots of vegetables to go with her meals.
Lillian is funny, smart, brave, and a big animal lover. She is creative, imaginative, and has an outgoing personality. Lillian enjoys arts and crafts, gymnastics, movies, and quality time with her siblings and others. Her favorite foods are macaroni and cheese and cake.
Gabriel, Keyara, and Lillian are friendly, curious, playful, and kind siblings. They would do best in a structured and consistent two-parent home. They prefer a family in the surrounding Twin Cities metro area that has pets and can support their race, culture, and heritage. Gabriel, Keyara, and Lillian identify as Ojibwe and are enrolled members in their tribe. Family to them means unconditional love, quality time doing activities together, and knowing that someone is always there for them and loves them.
Gabriel, Keyara, and Lillian will need to maintain contact with their maternal grandmother.
Only MN families are being considered at this time.
The Duluth News Tribune newspaper partnered with Foster Adopt Minnesota 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
Jarell is energetic, athletic, caring, and personable. He is a gifted athlete who especially excels in football but is also talented at basketball and soccer. Jarell’s favorite subjects in school are PE and Art. When not in school, he enjoys playing video games. Jarell values his friendships and loves hanging out with friends.
Jarell would do best with calm caregivers who can support him in his interests. It would benefit him to remain in the greater metro area, preferably in a diverse community. Jarell enjoys participating in church activities that are child focused and likes animals.
Following adoption, Jarell will need to maintain contact with his siblings, some extended family members, and his former foster family.
Only families from Minnesota are being considered at this time.
Adam’s Publishing Group partnered with Foster Adopt Minnesota 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
Jenecio (JJ), 6
Jenecio (JJ) is engaging and laughs easily. He is helpful and considerate. At times, JJ can be concerned about those around him. JJ enjoys playing games on his tablet and watching videos. He likes pretend play, especially pretend cooking. JJ has a special set of cooking and baking toys for play. He is active and enjoys activities such as playing at a kids play gym or spending time outdoors.
It is important for JJ to stay connected to his culture and have ongoing access and participation with tribal practices and celebrations.
Following adoption, JJ will need to maintain contact with a variety of extended family members including a grandmother, aunts, and cousins.
Press Publications partnered with Foster Adopt Minnesota 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
Elliston is a talkative, outgoing, funny, and brilliant teen who loves to chat and make new connections. He likes playing basketball, football, wrestling, and is even taking a boxing class at school, which he loves! Elliston is excellent at solving Rubik’s Cubes and can finish them in minutes. He is a great singer and enjoys singing along to the car radio. Elliston likes reading “anything that catches his eye” he would say and would like to have a good library in his area.
A family that can keep Elliston connected to his physical outlets and can continue to help him achieve his potential is a must. Elliston is open to any family composition or religious views. He would prefer to live in the Twin Cities metro area. Elliston loves horses and dogs and would love to live in a home with pets.
Following adoption, Elliston needs maintain contact with his brother and other family members.