How long does it take to adopt a child or teen from foster care in Minnesota with Ampersand Families? The timeline below lays out the basic steps in the process here at Ampersand Families, and approximately how long each phase in the process takes.

How long does it take to adopt a teen or youth in Minnesota?

Support — now and forever

Your adoption is just the beginning. At Ampersand Families, we offer support to the families and youth we serve indefinitely. Learn more.

Why choose Ampersand Families?

Ampersand Families is important to me because when the work we do at the Crisis Nursery does not keep a child out of the child welfare system, Ampersand Families fulfills the promise of returning that child to a family. This is important to me from the standpoint of reducing the cost to society but even more so, […]

Al, Former Board Chair

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