EVOLVE is committed to serving as an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization.
EVOLVE acknowledges that we work within a society and systems of care that are rooted in white supremacy and racism, which frequently result in disparate outcomes for children and families of color. We are committed to dismantling oppression, racism, and other forms of discrimination in all areas of our work to ensure that the children, families and communities we serve receive excellent care and services that enhance and advance their quality of life.
In alignment with the standards of the Child Welfare League of America, EVOLVE cultivates the ability of our staff and our systems of care to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and faiths in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the work of the individuals, families, tribes and communities that protects the dignity of each.
EVOLVE Is Defined By Its Core Values
At EVOLVE Family Services, we can provide the personalized support that you would expect from a small, private agency while offering the expertise and program variety of a larger organization. You can expect support through every step of the way, from every perspective of an evolving family.
Our staff embrace and are passionate about working with individuals of any age, ethnicity, culture, or family structure. We have a global perspective that extends beyond the “typical” agency experience, breaking down any barriers towards family formation.
EVOLVE is located anywhere from the heart of the Twin Cities to the middle of the St. Croix Valley but work statewide, as well as in western Wisconsin, to unite children with loving families.
Children are at the center of everything we do. We believe all children benefit from a supportive, stable, and nurturing family and community.
We are committed to dismantling oppression, racism, and other forms of discrimination in all areas of our work with children, families, and communities.
We believe children are better served when we partner across program areas, social and governmental agencies, and within our diverse communities.
We believe integrity, honesty, and accountability are essential in building trusting relationships.
As advocates for systemic change, we are continuously developing and improving upon the ways in which we support our children and families.
Children all over the world are growing up without permanent families. These children are in desperate need of affection, stability, and a place to call home. At EVOLVE, we work diligently to unite these children with families who will love, support, and value them as individuals.
The idea of “family” is evolving every day. We understand that each situation is unique, personal, and significant, and we treat it as such. We welcome and are committed to serving all individuals and families, regardless of race, religion, age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or marital status. Our staff is dedicated to helping families throughout the entire adoption process, supporting them in their transitions, and preparing them for life as a family.
EVOLVE offers a variety of programs because we know families can be built in multiple ways. Our programs are designed to support all evolving individuals and families by:
Providing a variety of Domestic Infant programs to fit the needs of those families looking to adopt an infant from anywhere in the US.
Guiding and supporting families in our International Adoption programs as they grow their family through the adoption of children in need of families all over the world.
Recruiting and training families interested in our Foster Care program. These families serve as foundational support for children in times of life transition.
Offering free, unbiased support to those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, in our Pregnancy Services program. Our pregnancy counselors help women and their families know their options and make the decisions that are best for them, free of judgment or pressure.
A world where everyone has nurturing, permanent and supportive familial relationships.
To achieve our Vision by providing a full breadth of inclusive, ethical programming: adoption, foster care, pregnancy support, youth services, and education.
Equal Opportunity Statement and Non-Discrimination Policy
The Board of Directors of EVOLVE is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons. It is the policy of the agency, in recognition of the essential rights of all children and individuals, to provide agency services without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, union or political affiliation, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, or reliance on public assistance except where a bonafide qualification exists.