MN ADOPT

aka MARN   |   St. Paul, MN   |  www.mnadopt.org

Mission

MN ADOPT promotes and supports successful adoptions for Minnesota children and families.

MN ADOPT is contracted by the Department of Human Services. MN ADOPT is dedicated to supporting and sustaining families who adopt Minnesota Waiting Children by providing online resources and referrals to therapeutic and crisis services, support groups, adoption information and comprehensive training opportunities.

MN ADOPT welcomes inquiries about how to begin and prepare for the adoption process, adoption assistance and expenses and how agencies and counties facilitate adoption of Minnesota Waiting Children. Contact us at 1.866.303.6276 or email at [email protected]

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Ms. Rachel Walstad

Main address

2446 University Avenue West, Suite 104

St. Paul, MN 55114 USA

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EIN

41-1382178

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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HELP Program

HELP Program services are free and available to any Minnesota family who adopted through state or tribal guardianship; internationally; or through private domestic infant adoption.

Services of the program include:

•Phone based support from professionals whose focus and specialty is adoption
•Support, guidance and referrals to resources tailored to the situation
•Assistance in identifying and accessing appropriate therapeutic options
based on the caller’s need (if applicable)
•*Possible financial assistance for eligible therapeutic services when
financial barriers are present
* Must be a Minnesota resident family with a finalized adoption. Additional guidelines apply please call 612-746-5137 to learn more.

MN ADOPT HELP Program staff also assist:
•Adoption and Home Study Workers
•County Workers and Case Managers
•Community Professionals (i.e. School Staff, Medical Staff, Lawyers…etc.)
•Adopted Persons
•Birth/First Parents and Family Members
•Kinship Adoptive Families
•Foster Families

Population(s) Served

Adoption, foster care and kinship caregiving includes unique challenges which often benefit from ongoing education, assistance and guidance. Since 2009, the MN ADOPT Education Program has been committed to providing quality, affordable and relevant educational opportunities that speak directly to real-life experiences.

Education is offered in Pre-Adopt Informational Sessions, Workshops, Webinars, and various other educational opportunities. Please see https://www.mnadopt.org/training/ for additional information.

Population(s) Served

The MN ADOPT State Adoption Exchange allows families and caseworkers to find children in foster care who need a permanent and loving home. Inquire about any child featured in the database and take the first step in providing a family for a Minnesota child.

Please go to https://www.mnadopt.org/waiting-kids/ for further information.

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MN ADOPT

Board of directors
as of 1/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Tiedeman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No