Kickball Tournament for Everyone on August 8!
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Game Faces On!

EVOLVE's "Kickball 4 A Cause" Benefits Youth in Foster Care

The Next Generation Leadership Group of EVOLVE is hosting their second annual Kickball 4 A Cause kickball tournament and want to see you there!
Join us on Saturday, August 8, from 1 – 5pm at the Casey Lake Park Fields in North Saint Paul for some good, old-fashioned playground fun!

Proceeds for the event support the Anne McManus Fund, which provides additional financial support to youth in foster care for their “beyond the basics” needs. Past examples of these needs have been things such as braces for youth or financial assistance for a teen's prom. Although these items may be considered nonessential, they make a huge impact for these youth in foster care!

Individual Players = $10
Team of 10 – 12 Players = $100

Don't have a full team? No worries! We'll fit you into an individuals team! Price includes a t-shirt and at least two games. Food will also be available at suggested donation prices. Participants might even get a photo opportunity with Chomp from Lakeview Hospital's Power Up initiative!
To register players, or to sponsor this event, please fill out the form at the link below!


Adopted Film Screening Event!

EVOLVE is hosting another movie screening. We will be showing the film, Adopted, at our Edina office on Monday, July 27 from 6 – 8:30 pm.
Adopted provides a realistic insight into adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with hope and possibility.
The other family’s adopted Korean daughter is now 32 years old. Prompted by her adoptive mother’s terminal illness, she tries to create the bond they never had. The results are riveting, unpredictable and telling. While the two families are at opposite ends of the journey, their stories converge to show us that love isn’t always enough.

The run time for Adopted is 80 minutes. After the film, EVOLVE staff will help guide an open discussion about some of the themes and ideas unpacked within the documentary. If you would be interested in attending this screening, RSVP below!

Adopted official trailer.

Additional Upcoming Events

China Heritage Tour Info Seminar - Wednesday, Aug 19, from 6 – 8 pm

EVOLVE is excited to announce that we are planning a Heritage Tour to China next year! Tentatively, we are looking at hosting this trip sometime in June of 2016. A Heritage Tour is a family-friendly opportunity to travel back to your child’s country of birth. If you would like to know more, RSVP for the free info seminar by visiting

EVOLVE Family Picnic & Resource Fair - Saturday, September 12, 11:30 am - 2 pm

EVOLVE is hosting a picnic and resource fair for our current and former adoptive and foster families. Join us for some food, play on the “chutes and ladders” playground, and even hear about a few resources for adoptive and foster families from local organizations and professionals! Visit for more information.

AutumnFest at the Park - Thursday, October 22, 6 - 9 pm

Enjoy local craft beer and cider for sampling, a food-truck inspired meal, and the music of nationally-known Peter Mayer at Como Park & Conservatory for our fall fundraiser. $50 – adults; $20 – kids. For more info, visit


All Upcoming Events / Trainings

See below for all upcoming events, trainings, or family support services in the next two months. Click the event to register/RSVP!

Jul 23, 6 – 8 pm, Saint Paul             Foster Care Info Session
Jul 27, 6 – 8:30 pm, Edina               Adopted Film Screening
Aug 4, 6 – 7:30 pm, Edina               Waiting Families Support Group (client only)
Aug 7, 9 am – 5 pm, Saint Paul       Foster Care Training (client only)
Aug 8, 1 – 5 pm, Saint Paul             Kickball 4 A Cause
Aug 14, 9 am – 5 pm, Edina            International Training (client only)
Aug 17, 6 – 8 pm, Saint Paul           Meet the Experts (MOFAS)
Aug 18, 7 – 9 pm, Edina                  Proactive Parenting Support Group
Aug 19, 6 – 8 pm, Saint Paul           China Heritage Tour Info Seminar
Aug 22, 9:30 – 11 am, Edina           General Info Session
Aug 27, 6 – 8 pm, Saint Paul           Foster Care Info Session
Aug 29, 9 am – 4 pm, Saint Paul     Multicultural Training

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EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services
5850 Omaha Ave North
Stillwater, MN 55082

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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