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Still Waiting: Meet MM

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

While MM's friends have matched with a family, he continues to wait

"The thing that strikes me about MM, is that he is always smiling. Really, he always has a smile on his face," noted Cheryl from Red Thread Charities. She was talking about MM, an eight-year-old boy currently waiting in Asia.... Read more


On Baltimore

By: 
Tesi, Adoptive Mother and Blogger

On last week’s episode of the podcast This American Life they were talking about how studies show posting news articles or constantly making your opinion known on social media does nothing in the way of convincing someone from opposing viewpoints to change his/her mind. What does work, though, is when we get to know people with opposing viewpoints and can learn just enough to pull down the relatively small walls that separate us.... Read more


Siblings Who Wait | Meet a group of four who love each other and being active

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Since our newsletter, we've learned that this adorable sibling group has been matched with a family. 

“D” was born in November of 2008. He is described as a boy who is tender, loving, kind, dynamic and happy. He interacts with others, establishes trusted relations with those around him and is communicative. He worries about others, wants to participate in everything, and be a star. He's a bit rowdy right before bed, but after putting on his pajamas and jumping around for a tiny bit, he falls asleep peacefully. ... Read more


Meet Promise and Omari | Two siblings who care deeply for each other

By: 
Children's Home/LSS Staff

Meet Promise and Omari: siblings in domestic foster care waiting to be adopted.

Promise is a friendly and caring 17-year-old girl.  She loves shopping, getting her nails done, shoes (Jordan's), eating, and spending time with friends.  She dreams of becoming a model when she get’s older and is hoping to pursue this in the near future.  She would also LOVE to participate in a Miss Teen Minnesota pageant.... Read more


Upcoming M & M Event and Open House

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Join us for a fun evening with other adoptees at Dave and Busters in Maple Grove!

Are you a current member of the Mentor and Mentee (M & M) program and looking for something to do with your buddy? Or are you an adoptee who has thought about joining the M & M program, but have hesitated because you're not sure what it entails? If so, please join us at Dave and Busters on August 29! The night promises to hold fun and flashy arcade games, gooey and tasty pizza, and best of all, conversations and laughter with other adoptees. ... Read more


Siblings Who Wait: Meet D and A

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Agency fees have been waived for these siblings

A brother and sister sibling group born in 2005 and 2006 have no known medical needs and developmentally on track for their age. “D” the younger brother is described as caring, a leader and communicative. He likes to participate in activities and has good relationships with peers. “A” shows affection and respect to others at the orphanage. She has expressed feelings of sadness at not having a family and asks when she will get a family.

 ... Read more


Exciting Update! One month to find family for sibling group

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Update: A family has committed to adopting all four brothers! 

The letter of intent was submitted, and we have received word from officials and those caring for the boys that makes us confident the family will be approved to adopt all four brothers. We are so overjoyed that these boys will be able to remain together and join a permanent, loving home. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. Your passion and support is essential to finding families for the children who wait.... Read more


Brother and Sister Wait for Loving Home

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Agency fees have been waived for these siblings

 

"J" and "A," a brother and sister duo living in Latin America, love to go out and enjoy the holiday season. Could you give them another reason to celebrate by helping them find a loving family and permanent home?... Read more


When Someone Saw More to the Story

By: 
Lauren Casper, Adoptive Mother and Blogger

I was tired, hurried, frustrated, and ready to just go home. John was pushing Mareto in the cart just as fast as he could to leave the store before the melt down got worse. We were frantically trying to open up a cereal bar in an effort to stem the tears. Arsema was strapped to my chest in the ergo carrier watching it all through wide eyes.... Read more


Picture in a Frame (The Invisible Children of Foster Care)

By: 
Liz, Blogger at "A Mothership Down"

“I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
Ever since I put your picture
In a frame.”
– Tom Waits​

I worked with a girl who was placed into foster care for the very first time on her 10th birthday. She was picked up in the middle of the school day and yanked from her entire life, thrust into a new one altogether. Her belongings were jammed into garbage bags, already waiting for her in the car.... Read more


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