Kid Connection: Virtual Support Groups

Kid Connection: Virtual Support Groups
We’ve introduced you to several school aged kids in Minnesota looking for their adoptive families.  Once a child is placed in a home, that’s where the support from specialists and other adoptive families kick in.  Kari Fletcher, a Parent Support Specialist from The North American Council on Adoptable Children, show us how their continuing...

Kid Connection: Buddy Program

Kid Connection: Buddy Program
We met 14-year old Danzell in 2018. Kelli Hanson hung out with him at Nickelodean Universe where she found out about his love of basketball, music, and video games.  Danzell is still looking for his forever home. But what about after adoption? What kind of support services are available?  Misty Coonce, Program Director for Ampersand...

Kid Connection: Sherakey

Kid Connection: Sherakey
Kelli Hanson was introduced to then 16-year old Sherakey.  Finding out that Sherakey loves to create, Kelli took her to Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis.  Sherakey is quiet but has a fun nature about her when she told Kelli she’d love to have a family with a “mom, dad, and a monkey!”  When you ask Sherakey to describe herself, she...

Kid Connection: Jayden

Kid Connection: Jayden
We are five days into the Twin Cities Auto Show and if you have big car dreams, that is the place to fulfill them. Wednesday morning TCL reporter Kelli Hanson toured the showroom floor with this week’s Kid Connection child, 15-year-old Jayden.  He has a thing for sports cars, thanks in part to a something called Forza, a racing video game....

Kid Connection: Meet Aiden

Kid Connection: Meet Aiden
Every month we introduce you to a school aged child in our adoption system. This time our Kid Connection series takes us to U.S. Bank Stadium.  Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson was there as Monster Jam moved in a couple weekends ago for their big show. She brought 12-year-old Aiden along to meet the one and only, Grave Digger! Learn...

Kid Connection: Gabe

Kid Connection: Gabe
Four and a half years ago we introduced you to our Kid Connection series, featuring school aged kids here in Minnesota that are either in foster or group care. We love when we can help give them an experience, something they will never forget. Thanks to the Minnesota Vikings, Twin Cities Live was able to create a memorable day for 17-year-old...

Kid Connection: MN Adopt HELP Program

Kid Connection: MN Adopt HELP Program
We've brought you several stories about school aged children here in Minnesota looking for an adoptive family. But once that adoption is final and that honeymoon phase is over, what kind of help is available for parents? In this Kid Connection we tackle how the HELP Program is helping. Jetta Wiedemeier Bower stopped by the studio with...

Kid Connection: Sierra

Kid Connection: Sierra
On Tuesdays Twin Cities Live introduces you to a school aged child looking for a permanent place to call home. It's our Kid Connection series we’d like you to meet 16-year-old Sierra. She told us she loves field trips, so we set up an interactive behind the scenes look at our TV station. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us...