For Child Welfare Professionals Only

Make a referral

Use our encrypted form, to make a referral for child-specific recruitment services or for a free professional photo shoot with Minnesota Heart Gallery.

You may also use the referral form for other permanency support services with Ampersand Families, and we will get back to you to talk more about what we might be able to do to help.

WE GET RESULTS

We welcome referrals of youth age 10 and older (or sibling groups with at least one age 10+) for child specific recruitment services under the Adoption Contract with MN Department of Human Services.

We are always interested in talking with counties about youth who are in need of permanency, but who might not be under guardianship of the commissioner. Please call us to discuss these situations. We want to help.

Ampersand Families’ Permanency Specialists are seasoned professionals with small caseloads ready to work hard to partner with counties, foster parents and others to achieve permanency for all youth.

To date, about 75% of the youth referred to Ampersand Families have achieved permanency.

Why choose Ampersand Families?

 I work at Ampersand because it’s a place where passionate people do excellent work. Ampersand is a place that’s truly mission-driven, that works hard on behalf of kids and families, and that invests in the people that are doing the work.  

Kate Mejicano, Permanency Specialist

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