Kids Need Families

The Meeting Point 14537 Dodd Boulevard, Rosemount, MN, United States

All are welcome at this educational event for people who want to know more about Ampersand Families’ work on behalf of youth and families navigating the child welfare system. Light dinner provided. Register here ›

Supporting Transitions: Into Foster Care, Between Homes, Back to & Removal from Home


Please join Foster Adopt MN (FAM) for an educational panel conversation about permanency transitions and insights. We will learn from youth who have experienced care and transitions into permanent homes. Ampersand Families staff members Jory Miller and Emily Lindell will facilitate the conversation. Jory graduated from the U of M with his MSW in 2019 withContinue Reading


Caregiver Roundtable

Ampersand Families

For all Ampersand-affiliated adoptive, pre-adoptive, and kinship caregivers. Caregivers are invited to share their experiences and get support from other caregivers while youth participate in an activity supervised by Ampersand Families staff. Dinner is provided for all. Invites go out approximately 2 weeks before the event. Please RSVP to 

MYVoice Virtual Hangout


MyVoice Virtual Hangouts are fun, youth-led events with young people from all around Minnesota. For youth ages 12-22 with lived experience in the foster care/adoption systems. This event will take place over Zoom; contact for the meeting link.

Relative/Kinship Parenting and Building Resilience Training

This training acknowledges the complexities associated with Relative/Kinship caregiving through fostering and adoption. Topics will include divided loyalties, redefining roles and relationships, setting boundaries with parents and other relatives, the range of emotions caregivers can feel and how children who have experienced trauma, separation, or loss can impact a caregiver’s own well-being. Strategies for howContinue Reading