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Breaking Barriers in Adoption Award

https://youtu.be/vzajLN_nfbw Acceptance Comments Michelle Chalmers, Executive Director Ampersand Families Delivered at Voice for Adoption Reception Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, D.C. November 15, 2017   Thank you to Schylar, Melinda and the Voice for Adoption Board for your work – and for recognizing ours.  Thanks, also, to the North American Council on Adoptable Children for your […] Read More

Josie & Chris

(Click image to watch Josie & Chris on KidsConnect) In this work, rejection, disappointment, and plans falling through are almost daily occurrences. There are hundreds of families wanting to adopt in Minnesota, but only one of them is going to be the family for any given child I work with. The most carefully laid plans, […] Read More

What is the purpose of a birth certificate?

It’s time to begin a national dialogue on the purpose of a birth certificate.  Sounds like a silly question, maybe?  But, if you are someone who was adopted or who is an adoptive parent or who is the birth parent of an adopted person, the question probably isn’t silly at all to you. An integral part […] Read More

We Interrupt

Produced as part of The Homecoming Project, this video is a used in parent and worker training all over the country. Listen to hear straight from youth why family matters and their expectations of adults responsible for helping them achieve permanency. We Interrupt from Ampersand Families on Vimeo.   […] Read More

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