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Monica Wright of The Minnesota Lynx speaks about the need for families for nearly 500 children in Minnesota.
Hear Dalvin, 16, speak about his adoption as a teen by his mom, Toni, on WCCO Radio interview.
Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, offers the reminder that 8.3 percent of Minnesota children awaiting adoption have Latino/Hispanic origins. To view some of these children: www.mnadopt.org.
Bobby almost gave up hope for a family until
at 14, he was adopted. Click here to learn more.
Counting to Zero
Zero Kids Waiting is a program solely funded by Minnesota Adoption Resource Network (MARN), a 30-year old organization who’s mission is to ensure the right of every child to a permanent, nurturing family; to advocate on behalf of adoptive, kinship, and foster families; and to maximize the opportunities for successful adoptions. MARN is not a placing agency, rather we STAND for the waiting children of Minnesota. No child is unadoptable. No teen is too old. And no sibling group is too large.
To many people zero means nothing – to us zero means everything. There are 430 kids waiting in Minnesota foster care system. Our goal is to make that number zero, because every child deserves a family. If you can’t open your home to one of Minnesota’s waiting kids, volunteer your time and talents.
Minnesota Waiting Children:
How long must a child wait?
Twice a year the Charities Review Council publishes The Smart Giver newsletter which includes a Giving Guide recognizing the “Most Trustworthy Nonprofits.” MARN has now achieved that recognition after meeting the Charities Review Council’s Accountability Standards of sound principles and practices. Constituents and donors can be assured that MARN is committed to accountability and transparency.
Commissioner Lucinda Jesson calls attention to
the need for families for African American children
in Minnesota. Click here to learn more.
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