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Ampersand Families Position Statement on Reproductive Justice

Ampersand Families is proud to provide services in the state of Minnesota, where in 1995 our Supreme Court ruled that the state’s constitution protects not only a woman’s* right to have an abortion, but also protects their right to decide to have an abortion (Doe vs. Gomez).  We stand firmly with Governor Walz and his Executive Order […] Read more

Engaging Relatives and Kin throughout the Child Welfare Process

Reaching for Healing, Equity, and Permanency; by  Misty Coonce and Tori Hensley Being separated from birth parents or caretakers via the child welfare system is a traumatic experience for children and youth. Too often, being placed in out of home care means that children lose their connection to everything that is familiar to them; their […] Read more

Centering Voices of Fosters and Adoptees – National Adoption Month

As an adult adoptee who has worked in the adoption and foster care field for more than 10 years now, my feelings on National Adoption Month are complex, conflicting, and ever evolving. Adoption and foster care are wonderful and painful, necessary and unnecessary all at the same time. For this reason, I am so grateful […] Read more

30 Days to Family® Program

So, what is the 30 Days to Family® program?  We know that every child entering the foster care system has a family and community.  We as workers just need to find them!  This is not always an easy endeavor, but the 30 Days to Family® program uses exhaustive and creative search efforts for family finding.  […] Read more

In Memory of George Floyd

Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better do better.  – Maya Angelou Ampersand Families offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd  Though we offer condolences, we do so knowing that our thoughts, words or prayers mean little without our commitment to doing the […] Read more

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