Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative

A community outreach effort to increase the number of kinship, foster and adoptive families for African American children who are currently in need of loving families and homes.

Initiative Goals

  1. To collaborate, partner, and have multiple rally events to celebrate children and families

  2. To bring together collective strengths, resources, experiences, and stories to promote community awareness and action, that will result in more kinship, foster care, adoptive parents and improving outcomes for African American children’s health, safety, and well-being.

  3. To help reduce disparities in the over-representation of children of African heritage in out of home placement.

Upcoming Events

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Helpful Resources

MN Department of Human Services
Foster Care & Other Out-of-home Placement

Hennepin County
Foster Care

Ramsey County
Foster Care

Pre-Adoption Training
Waiting Kids

Latest News & Information

Over the weekend, the Council held a Recruitment Kick-off Rally at the Selby Jazz Fest. With the goal to survey and help recruit prospective individuals and families for children currently in out of home placement needing loving homes, we had great responses from everyone at the Fest. 

We need your help! We invite all stakeholders who are interested in participating in one or more Rally for Foster Care and Adoption events over the next year. There is also an opportunity to serve on the Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative Advisory Committee, which will make further...