$10,000 for Ampersand Families?

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Asterisk Families

While working for an organization with an unusual name like Ampersand Families, I often find myself thinking of the many ways that the symbol for “and” fits our mission.  Let me illustrate what I’m thinking: Hey foster child, we think you are priceless & we want to find you parents of your own & maybe […] Read more

Are they kids or are they case numbers?

Sometimes people ask me to give an example of the second part of our mission, which is, “to recruit and support permanent families for older youth, and to champion practices in adoption and permanency that restore belonging, dignity and hope.” Recently, a 15-year-old that I’m working with contacted me about something that was very upsetting […] Read more

From Alyssa Lund, Heart Gallery Coordinator

Nearly three years ago, I started working at Ampersand Families as the Coordinator of the Minnesota Heart Gallery. At the time, I was a sophomore in college and while I thought the position sounded pretty interesting, I was mostly excited to add an internship onto my resume. I had no idea what an impact the […] Read more


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