A monthly update from EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services
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New Year, New Opportunities

The holidays have passed and the New Year is well underway. For some, this is a time of changing up old routines or making a healthy lifestyle adjustment.
For a growing family, maintaining a healthy home atmosphere is important. That's why EVOLVE is kicking off the New Year with a revamped opportunity for families – the Proactive Parenting Support Group!
Formerly the Therapeutic Support Group, Proactive Parenting is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and those who provide foster care to encourage one another through community, education, and common understanding.
The group meets from 7-9 pm every third Tuesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to attend one meeting or all of them. The group is moderated by psychologists Holly Van Gulden & Claude Riedel from the Adoptive Family Counseling Center.
Proactive Parenting is free for current EVOLVE clients, or former EVOLVE, Crossroads, and HOPE clients, and $10 for all others. For next month’s location and to RSVP for a meeting, click the button below!


Holiday Cheer

Thank you to all who sent us Christmas cards and pictures! We love staying in touch with our families and hearing what you have been up to recently.
Even though the holidays have passed, we welcome family updates and photos any time of year. You can send them to our Stillwater address or electronically to our Marketing and Communications Specialist.

"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."

5850 Omaha Ave North
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
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Upcoming Trainings:
  • 1/15 - General Info Session
  • 1/16 - Domestic Infant Training
  • 1/20 - Proactive Parenting 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...


Making the Match!

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in end-of-the-year giving at EVOLVE. Your generous contributions truly make a difference in the families and communities that we work with.
We are also excited to announce that the $10,000 in matching donations, funded through the generosity of an adoptive family, was met! Again, thank you for your continued support of our work.



Raffle Tickets Drawn

Our $1,500 first place and $500 second place raffle ticket holders were drawn on January 5. Congratulations to Lisa and Vincent on being our first and second place winners! We appreciate all those who participated in the raffle.



Saint Paul Renovations

At the beginning of last year, we set up a Saint Paul office at the former African American Adoption and Placement Agency (AAAPA) office, located below the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church on 217 Mackubin Street.

Nearly a year later, the office is getting a fresh look. Much of the flooring and ceiling tiles have been replaced, fresh paint is on the walls, and we’ve expanded into a new front office. The needed remodeling will ensure families attending meetings and trainings at the office will feel welcomed.
For more pictures, visit our Facebook page photos and be sure to like our page!

EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

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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