Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections
In Minnesota, NACAC operates Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections, which provides a statewide network of support for adoptive, foster, and kinship care families that includes:
Experienced adoptive, foster, and kinship parents provide emotional support, information, resources, and referrals through phone, email, and chat.
NACAC’s Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections program hosts activities and support groups for children and teens who are adopted or in foster or kinship care. The program also offers educational and recreational events for siblings in families
with children who are adopted or in foster or kinship care.
NACAC hosts multiple private Facebook support groups that allow parents to share concerns and successes and offer support and advice to one another. To request access to these groups, fill out a survey.
Through this program, NACAC provides financial support to local support groups to offer fun events for the entire adoptive, foster, and kinship family. It will also host a family camp in 2020 and 2022.
In-Person Support Groups
NACAC’s Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections program hosts more than 30 monthly in-person support groups for adoptive, foster, and kinship families, each facilitated by experienced parents. Training for parent group leaders will also be offered. Click here for a calendar of our support groups.
NACAC’s weekend retreats for parents provide training, support, networking opportunities, and time for self-care.
“This community means the world to me.” — adoptive mom from Cass County
For more information or support, contact Ginny Blade, program manager, at 651-646-5082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a parent from southern Minnesota who needs support, contact Kari Fletcher at 507-380-4916 or email@example.com.
For support related to transracial parenting in Minnesota, contact Deb Reisner at 612-443-1762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about other permanency support services available in Minnesota, visit https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-4925-ENG
Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.