Notes from Michelle

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 […] Read more

Welcome Home Packages

Each year, Ampersand Families represents the youth and/or the family in about 25 adoptive placements.  While every one of those youth and adoptive families are different, one thing they have in common is the excitement, fear and change that comes with move-in day and the first months thereafter.  By the time move-in day comes the […] Read more

Birthday greetings from our Executive Director

I can hardly wrap my head around the fact that Ampersand Families is 8 years old October 1st.  During these eight years we have worked with 350 individual youth and parents.  In the next couple months we expect to reach a significant milestone…we will have restored 100 youth to families through adoption or other forms […] Read more

Improv at Ampersand Families

  Click here to learn about the Improv Classes we did with Climb Theater recently.       This project was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund […] Read more

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

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