Adoption is a Lifelong Journey
We believe that all members of the adoption circle should have access to education, support, and resources at every stage of life.
Post Adoption Helpline
We are here to help. Our Post Adoption Helpline is staffed by adoption social workers who are ready to talk with you about post adoption issues. They are able to offer helpful ideas and suggestions as well as provide resources and referrals. This is not a therapeutic helpline and is answered during business hours (M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm, CST). All staff are mandated reporters.
Contact the Post Adoption Helpline: 800-952-9302 ext. 2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect With Adoptive Families
Many adoptive families have a desire to connect with others who have adopted from the same program. By completing and submitting the form, you are allowing Children’s Home and LSS to connect you with other families. You will indicate below the contact information you are comfortable having shared. Once we receive your form, you will get an email each month that includes information about others who want to connect. Open to all adoptive families, regardless of placing agency.
The information you provide on this form is for the purpose of self-organized events and communication between families. These connections will not be facilitated by Children’s Home and LSS staff.
Adopted Vietnamese International
AVI aims to promote our unique insights on adoption and build networks with the wider community made up of adoptive parents and birth parents, other trans-racial adoption communities, younger generations of adopted Vietnamese, general members of the Vietnamese Diaspora and other cultural communities. Visit Adopted Vietnamese International.
Adopteen provides a unique space for teen and young adult adoptees to share and grow without adult interference, perceived or otherwise. They offer a variety of programs geared specifically towards the adoption community in the effort of strengthening our community and ourselves. Their conferences are held in different cities across the U.S. and they have local chapters in a variety of cities, including the Twin Cities and Washington D.C. Visit Adopteen.
Find support from a community of people who can relate to your experiences. We facilitate adoption-themed groups for birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. You can find all of our adoption support groups on our events calendar. Our groups are open to all individuals, regardless of placing agency.
Our Adoptee Support Groups for adoptees ages 5-13 and their parents will take place on the second Saturday of each month, September-April. Learn more about our youth support groups here. Note, due to COVID-19 our Fall 2020 session has been canceled.
Our Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Groups take place on the third Wednesday of each month for individuals seeking a supportive group for sharing and discussing reunion. Learn more about our reunion support groups here.
Our Adult Adoptee Support Groups for adoptees ages 19 and up, takes place on the second Thursday of each month for individuals seeking a space to support each other. Learn more about our adult adoptee support groups here.
Since 2000, AK Connection has served as a resource for Adult Korean Adoptees in Minnesota. By providing relevant information and building a supportive community, we are here to serve you! We welcome all of the Adult Korean Adoptee community, plus their friends and family to join us in continuing the tradition of creating a supportive community for all Adult Korean Adoptees. Visit AK Connection.
American Adoption Congress
The AAC is a community of adopted adults, parents by birth and adoption, their families and adoption professionals. We value our members, donors, and volunteers. Join us and together we will turn our common vision into a shared reality. Visit American Adoption Congress.
ASIA Families supports adopted persons from Korea – children, teens, and adults – in developing their identities through enriching educational programs in the U.S. and Korea. Visit Asia Families.
Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington
There are many experiences unique to being an Asian adoptee that many of us share, regardless of our generation or location. AAAW exists as a result of a belief that together, adoptees constitute a unique community both locally and globally. Visit Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington.
Providing humanitarian work to prevent trafficking and offering unique cultural camps and tours, Catalyst Foundation was founded in 1999, focused on improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children in Vietnam. Visit Catalyst Foundation.
Ethiopian Kids Community
Ethiopian Kids Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established and leg by parents that nurtures connections and provides support for families with Ethiopian American children. Visit Ethiopian Kids Community.
Global Oversees Adoptees’ Link (G.O.A.’L.)
Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (G.O.A.’L) is a non-profit organization. G.O.A.’L. is an organization of Korean adoptees, founded and operated by adoptees in South Korea, for the worldwide adoptee community. Visit G.O.A.’L.
InCultureParent is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Centered around culture, tradition and language, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children. Visit InCulture Parent.
Korean American, Adoptee, Adoptive Family Network (kaan)
KAAN’s mission is to improve the lives of Korean-born adoptees by connecting the community and providing opportunities for dialogue, education, and support. Visit KAAN.
A non-profit quarterly newspaper written by and about the Korean American community in the Twin Cities and upper midwest. Korean Quarterly defines this community to include first and second generation Korean Americans and their families (including non-Korea family members), adopted Koreans and their families, and bi-racial/bi-cultural Korean American people. Visit Korean Quarterly.
The name has changed, and the mission has broadened to now include support services for all types of adoptive families (domestic infant, international, kinship, and foster care). Since 1980, the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network (MARN) was Minnesota’s only organization fully focused on advocating for the right of every child to a permanent, nurturing family. We will continue the original focus, but today MN ADOPT offers specific services and resources that also help sustain successful adoptions. Visit MN Adopt.
North American Council on Adoptable Children
NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada—especially children and youth who are or have been in foster care and those with special needs. Visit NACAC.
The TIES Program
Adoption heritage travel is bursting at the seams with positives for adoptees, parents, and families. But no journey as emotionally charged as this one can come without complexities that need to be carefully considered. Visit The TIES Program.