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Panels Support Adoptive and Foster Parent Education
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Program Helps Kids Improve Attention & Calmness

MeMoves™ is an easy and innovative way to increase attention and calm in as little as two minutes – in the classroom, at home, anywhere – for people of all ages and abilities. A multimedia program that transforms the mind and body through interactive “body puzzles,” this patented system was designed to provide the user with an effective tool for self-regulation in only a few minutes.
 
Join EVOLVE on June 22, from 6 – 8 pm at our Stillwater location for an interactive demonstration of this program. Cofounders and creators Chris and Roberta will be present to explain the importance of MeMoves™ and how it can help your family, school, and more!
 
This event, part of our Meet the Expert series, is open to the general public, but may be of particular interest to parents of adoptive / foster children who struggle with attention, emotional regulation, and behavior. Additionally, education professionals or other members of the community may be interested in the many uses for this program.
 
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Informational Panel Focuses on Adopting / Foster Parenting as a Single Parent

Our next Meet the Parents panel is scheduled for June 29, from 6 – 7:30 pm at our Saint Paul office. Come learn from several families who are parenting adoptive and foster youth as single individuals.
 
Panelists will likely include parents who have grown their families through our domestic infant, international, and foster care programs. This event is open to the general public, but may be of particular interest to individuals who are foster parents or are adopting from any program as a single parent.
 
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Twitter Event Sparks Conversations around #TrueFosterCare

Thank you to all who participated in last month’s Twitter chat! Individuals from all across the nation tuned in to provide insight or ask questions about current foster care. Participants included former foster youth, former foster parents, and adult adoptees.
 
We had a lot of fun chatting with everyone and would like to host more Tweet Chats in the future. If there’s a particular conversation you would like our staff to discuss related to foster care, adoption, or family welfare, let us know by posting your thoughts to our Facebook page or by tweeting to us using @EVOLVEAdoption!

Kickball Tournament for All 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.
 
$10 to play, which includes a t-shirt and at least two games. Food will also be available at suggested donation prices. Teams of 8 – 10 are encouraged to sign up together, but individuals will be assigned teams as well! For more information, visit the event webpage at the button below!

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Upcoming Events

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


EVOLVE is hosting a picnic for our current and former adoptive and foster families. Join us for some food, play on the “chutes and ladders” playground, and even learn about a few resources for adoptive and foster families from local organizations and professionals! Visit EvolveServices.org/Family-Picnic 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 EvolveServices.org/AutumnFest.

 

Annual Report & Newsletter Online

Our 2014 Annual Report is new available to be viewed online. You can access the report, as well as past newsletters and information on our Newsletters and Documents page on the website at the link below.

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EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

5850 Omaha Ave North
Stillwater, MN 55082

www.EvolveServices.org
evolve@evolveservices.org
651.439.2446

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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