Foster Provider support groups:

Foster Parents Together

Facebook foster/adoptive parent support group for the Twin Cities area

Minnesota Foster Care Support Group

Facebook foster parent support group

Embrace Foster/Adoptive Support Group

Facebook faith-based support group- Ramsey and Washington counties


Foster Parents Together - Shoreview

Meets every Tuesday night from 6-8 at River of Life Church in Shoreview (4294 Hodgson Road).  Foster parents supporting one another through group discussion.  Childcare and snacks are provided! FREE!  Contact Angie at or 651-295-0588 to let her know if you are coming!

Foster and Adoptive Parents Support Group - W. St. Paul

This is a faith-based group that meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm at Augustana Lutheran Church (in the library). Contact Donna at for more info.

Patiently Waiting

"As a faith based organization we are here to offer biblical and prayer support through your journey." Meets Tuesdays in  Blaine or Shoreview (see website for more details).  Kari Nokken - 651-470-7871

Imago Hearts- Prior Lake Area

"We introduce and promote parenting strategies designed to bring healing to the heart, mind, and soul of a child wounded by neglect, abuse and relational trauma."  This is a faith based organization that meets the first Saturday of the month from 9-12 in Burnsville.  David Little- 952-270-6281 - No childcare.

Embrace Family Support Groups - N. St. Paul and St. Croix Valley

We support those who have done adoption, foster care (short term & foster to adopt) & international orphan hosting, those who are in process and those who are just thinking about it.  When we adopt, do therapeutic foster care, foster to adopt or host children, we are “embracing” them into our family for a short, long or forever time frame.  No childcare currently.  2 support groups: #1 meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at North Haven Church in N. St. Paul from 8-10pm and #2 meets the first Tuesday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Afton from 7-9pm.

Rooted- foster/adoptive families support group - Spring Lake Park

Faith based support group "designed for families to connect with a community who will equip, support, encourage and sustain one another with the Gospel together." They meet at Emmanuel Christian Center from 7-8:30pm on the following dates: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8.  Childcare IS provided (6wks-10 years) along with coffee, water, and snacks!  Enter through door 4 and group is in room 201. 


Foster One Support Group - Substance Church in Blaine

Meets from 6:15-8:30 on Tuesday nights.  Childcare is provided and this is a faith based book series!  

Village 127 - Constance Free Church in Andover

"We regularly host special speakers or panels who share on topics ranging from adoption related issues, the post placement journey, the biblical call to care for orphans, and more."  Upcoming Events: January 5- First Fridays and MTMS, 6-8pm at Constance Free Church in Andover & Mom's Retreat Jan. 12-14.  Call 763-862-5158 for more information.