CONNECT WITH OTHER FOSTER/ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Foster Provider support groups:
Facebook foster/adoptive parent support group for the Twin Cities area
Facebook foster parent 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more info.
"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.