CHILD PLACEMENTS COMPLETED
Our birth parent counselor can help you plan for your adoption.
Here’s what we can do:
At Adoption Minnesota, we recognize that some adoptive parents may choose to find their child through a full service adoption program, while others may find their own birth mother through family, friends or coworkers and need only some services to complete the adoption. We offer a variety of services to help find the right option for you.
In 2014, Lynn became Executive Director after having been Associate Director since 2004. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and holds a B.S. degree in Social Work. She is a licensed social worker who was adopted herself as an infant. Lynn worked with birth parents for eleven years, then with adoptive families for 11 years before becoming Executive Director.
Adoption is such an important part of my life that working in this field feels like a perfect fit for me. Having worked with birth parents and with adoptive families, I have seen the joy that adoption brings to everyone involved.
Amanda became Associate Director in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Morris and has a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is a Masters Licensed Social Worker and previously worked with youth transitioning out of foster care in Duluth.
Adoption has played a role in both my family and personal life. I am especially excited and honored to work with birth mothers. I have great admiration for those women who choose to give such a wonderful gift to an adoptive family and their child.
Ruth is a graduate of Bethany College in Social Work and is a licensed social worker. She has been with Adoption Minnesota and Wellspring for over 20 years. Adopted herself as an infant, Ruth has a special insight into how birth mothers and adopted children see the world.
I am so impressed and so thankful that my birth mother made the hard decision she did -- to place me with a loving adoptive family where I was able to thrive. I have a special place in my heart for all women who make that choice.
Amy is a licensed independent clinical social worker with a Masters degree from the University of St. Thomas. She has prior experience working with international adoptions, speaking on adoption panels, and helping with searches sought by birth parents. Amy was adopted herself as an infant.
Adoption was the best thing that could've happened to me. It shaped who I am, my education and my career. I'm grateful to be able to play in role in the adoption process for others.
Liz is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and has done graduate work in counseling. She is a licensed social worker in Minnesota and has worked in the adoption field for many years. Liz herself was adopted as an infant, and she and her husband have one biological and two adopted children who are now grown and on their own.
Nothing, but nothing, compares to the joy of adoptive parents who find that special birth mother who gives them the supreme gift of a child to raise.
Kathi is a licensed independent social worker with a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She has many years of experience in adoption, having worked with both international and domestic placements.
Creating families through adoption is a passion of mine. I have a dream job!
Heather is a licensed independent clinical social worker with a Masters degree from University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University. She has prior experience working with foster parents and provided support services to children and families in their homes and educational system. Most recently worked in medical social worker as a kidney transplant social worker.
I believe anyone wishing to become a parent should have the opportunity to do so. I am passionate about providing education and support to adoptive parents as they navigate their journey in becoming parents.
Kim is a licensed social worker with a B.S. degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. Prior to coming to Adoption Minnesota, she was a hospital social worker for 7 years which included working with women and families in the Birth Center.
As a mom myself, I have a huge passion for working with birth mothers. I'm in awe of their strength and courage to make the loving choice of adoption. I'm honored to work with these incredible women and to be part of their journey.
LaDonna has worked at Adoption Minnesota since 2007. Prior to this, she volunteered at another adoption agency for 4-5 years. Adoption runs in her family. LaDonna’s mother, husband, and daughter were all adopted.
I'm usually the first person you'll talk with when calling Adoption MN. My heart is truly in adoption, and I enjoy helping to provide everyone with the information they need to begin their journey.
We can't express our feelings about Adoption Minnesota and its staff adequately. They made it possible for us to get through the process and the wait, during one of the most important times of our lives. They became our confidants and our friends. I know they will do the same for you!