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Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections

In Minnesota, NACAC operates the Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections (formerly: Adoption Support Network), which provides a statewide network of support for adoptive families that includes:

Adoptive Parent Support

Experienced adoptive parents provide emotional support, information, resources, and referrals.

Support Groups

Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections offers more than 20 ongoing support groups around the state for adoptive parents, children, and youth who were adopted. We offer special support groups for teens and their adoptive parents and for families who adopted transracially. Click here to find a calendar of our Minnesota support groups. You can search for all Minnesota support groups in our database of US and Canadian support groups.

Online Support

The private Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections group on Facebook allows parents to share concerns and successes, and offer support and advice to one another. Search Facebook for the group “Adoption Support Network (Minnesota)” to join. The group is only open to adoptive parents in Minnesota.


Annual weekend retreats for adoptive parents include training, support, networking opportunities, and self-care.

Family Fun Days

Social events allow adoptive families to gather and develop connections with others in their community.

Support Saturdays

These half-day sessions provide training and support for parents, and interactive and educational programming for children and teens in adoptive families.

“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

If you are a parent from southern Minnesota who needs support, contact Kari Fletcher at 507-380-4916 or

For support related to transracial adoption in Minnesota, contact Deb Reisner at 612-443-1762 or

Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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