Greg Tuenge, a former foster child, thanked EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services employees with bagels because he and his family have been touched by foster care and adoption.
In recent years, EVOLVE bolstered its programming to empower families to be a base for children. Many of these changes center in our Family & Youth Services programs.
On April 12, 2018, EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services recognized the hard work and dedication of volunteers Edie and Vern Hophan with a celebratory breakfast.
EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services partners with Your Adoption Finance Coach, and includes the service as part of EVOLVE’s adoption process. Founder Kelly Ellison offers a simple metaphor to describe Your Adoption Finance Coach: “You don’t go buy a car without visiting the finance department.”
EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services will host its annual Families FORE Kids Golf Tournament & Banquet on June 25, 2018, at The Royal Club. Learn more and register here!
The Stillwater Gazette reports on EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services celebrating 40 years.
EVOLVE won non-profit of the year in the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Community Awards. We are so excited to receive this award, and we thank the Chamber for their continued partnership and support!
In the Star Tribune: Baby who survived Guatemala earthquake now embraces motherhood in White Bear Lake
The Star Tribune chronicles EVOLVE board member Ali Adsit’s incredible journey from being discovered as a newborn in the rubble of a Guatemalan earthquake to being one of EVOLVE’s first adopted children and today being a mother and EVOLVE leader.
“I thought they were wonderful, very informative.”
We found a common theme from talking with families at a recent Foster Care Family Picnic: Our foster parents have found many benefits from EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services’ training and classes.
Red Tie Event to celebrate with signature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a program, a celebration, games, a dance, a photo booth and more.
EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services invites you to join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary through the Ruby Gala from 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, October 2017, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St. Minneapolis, MN.
Team seeking donations to visit orphanages
Lyla Omernik and Whitney Ryan will attend the 14th Philippine Global Consultation on Child Welfare Services from Sept. 6 to 8 and will also visit two orphanages in the Philippines. You can help out!
2 Legit to Kick took best team name and won the tourney
EVOLVE’s Next Generation Leaders hosted the 4th Kickball 4 A Cause on Saturday, August 19.
EVOLVE working with Babies Need Boxes
EVOLVE’s Stillwater and St. Paul officers will serve as a distribution site for the nonprofit Babies Need Boxes, which provides free cardboard boxes that serve as a safe sleeper for babies.
Volunteers Lia and Kaylee Zimmerman
Lia and Kaylee Zimmerman were hard at work at EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services’ Stillwater office earlier this week. Kaylee donned gloves and helped her mom pull weeds as Lia helped print EVOLVE’s newsletter.
Jason Schoonover is EVOLVE’s new communication specialist
Schoonover loves telling stories. And he’l bringing you all the latest news and happenings from EVOLVE, as well as highlighting EVOLVE’s many programs.
EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services Announces New Organization Chart
Innovative services have created opportunities to better serve our community.The 2016 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, as required by Section 104 of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
The Office of Children’s Issues (CI), part of the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State – April 2017
The 2016 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, as required by Section 104 of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, provides data and other information on intercountry adoptions to and from the United States from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. The report is released after a thorough review of the available data to ensure the information is accurate. In addition to the actual data, this review includes a summary of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Children’s Issues, Adoption Division’s efforts for the fiscal year.
By – February 2017
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Stillwater Gazette – November 30, 2015 – 3:55PM
Judges, parents and 31 children celebrated as Ramsey County makes placements permanent.
By Jim Buchta Star Tribune – NOVEMBER 21, 2015 – 5:29PM
A Minnesota woman is melting hearts after adopting 4 more children just to reunite the siblings.
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