Ampersand in the News

Listen to Michelle on Radio AM950

Thank you to host Laurie Beth Fitz for doing such a great job exploring the topic of permanency, and thanks to our friend, Ampersand Families website designer, and co-producer Cary Walski, for recommending us as a guest.   Hope you enjoy the show […] Read more

Glitter Ball V was a hit!

We wanted to send a big shout out to everyone who made Glitter Ball V a success! Thank you for attending and for rocking the house with us.  Black Joe Lewis was a hit, and Viva Knievil was a funk-and-soul delight. Special thanks to Rock the Cause for partnering with us, and for selecting Ampersand […] Read more

Ampersand Families on MPR

Foster children face challenges as they age out of system Oct 21, 2013  Listen to interview audio Guests Cris Beam: Author and creative writing instructor at Columbia University and Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility Michelle Chalmers: Co-executive officer at Ampersand Families, which recruits and supports permanent families for older youth Cris Beam was a high school […] Read more

Jen Braun on KFAI

Ampersand Families Seeks Homes for Teens African American children are currently overrepresented in the child welfare system. During Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services is encouraging families to adopt children waiting in foster care. Ampersand Families is an adoption agency in Minneapolis that focuses on finding families for the oldest and longest-waiting […] Read more

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