A monthly update from EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services
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Winter Wonderland

Is it safe to say we’re going to have a “White Christmas” this year? Although our staff haven’t been doing much outside, a lot has been going on inside the agency and elsewhere this month! Check out some of the excitement below…

Hanging With the Vikings

On December 2, some of the children and families connected to EVOLVE, Crossroads, or HOPE were given the opportunity to hang out with a few of the Vikings’ players, cheerleaders, and staff at the annual Vikings Adoption Family Fun Fest.

The event was held at the Vikings’ Training Facility, Winter Park, in Eden Prairie. Along with taking pictures and getting autographs, families were able to play games, bid on Vikings items, and take a tour of the Vikings' workout area and locker room.

Learn more and see photos of the event...



Here Comes Santa Clause...

The jolly man in red made an early appearance last weekend in Stillwater. Families were given the opportunity to have “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday at the Valley Ridge Mall. Participants were invited to take photos with the famous guy, do a few crafts, and eat tasty food!
EVOLVE was there assisting with the crafts, joined by volunteers Marge Zobitz and her three amazing children, Emma, Noah, and Molly.
All proceeds from the event were donated to United Way of Washington County East.

"EVOLVE is dedicated to uniting children with loving families. We do this by providing programs and services for domestic adoption, international adoption, pregnancy support, child-focused recruitment and foster care."

7600 Parklawn Ave, Suite 352
Edina, MN 55435
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Upcoming Trainings:
  • 12/11 - General Info Session
  • 12/13 - Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Training
  • 12/ 18 - Foster Care Info Session

  • 1/8 - Foster Care Info Session
  • 1/8 - Waiting Families Group
  • 1/10 - Multicultural Parenting
  • 1/16 - Outreach Training
  • 1/20 - Family Support Group
  • 1/30 - Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Training
  • 1/31 - Foster Care Training
For times, locations, and to register for a training...

More Education and Support at EVOLVE

Since the merger, the family support and education offered by the agency has grown! Visit our Training and Support page to see the updates!
Some of the new additions include a Waiting Families Support Group, expanded Foster Care education, and other program-specific training.
See the sidebar in this email for upcoming classes, or visit our Training and Support page.



Take Your Shot at $1,500!

We have a Cash Raffle going on now through the end of the year! This raffle goes to support our general programs and services. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each and the drawing will be held on Monday, January 5.
FIRST PRIZE = $1,500

Many of you will receive a ticket(s) in the mail that you may purchase by sending in the amount with the ticket stub to our Stillwater office by December 26. Note: tickets are not valid until the stub and payment is received!

If you would like to purchase additional tickets, or haven’t received a ticket yet, you may do so by visiting our raffle webpage here.

End of the Year Giving

This time of year is all about sharing the love. One way to spread holiday cheer with children and families in Minnesota and Wisconsin is to financially support EVOLVE!

By partnering with us, you will be playing an integral role in the growth of the agency. Right now, we are serving 18 families in our Foster Care program, a program that didn’t even exist last year! Partnering with EVOLVE means supporting family in our communities!
And right now, every donation made to EVOLVE will be doubled through matching funds provided by an adoptive family, who knows first-hand the value of adoption. Current financial giving of any amount will be doubled up to $10,000!
When you think of year-end giving, we hope you will think of EVOLVE! To support the agency, please visit our donation page here. Thank you!

EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

7600 Parklawn Ave, Suite 352
Edina, MN 55435

Edina Office: Parklawn Ave, Suite 352, Edina, MN 55435
Saint Paul Office: 217 Mackubin St, St Paul, MN 55102
Stillwater Office: 5850 Omaha Avenue North, Stillwater, MN 55082

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