Kid Connection: Pre & Post Adoption Services

On Tuesdays, Twin Cities Live introduces you to a school aged child here in Minnesota in need of an adopting family. Over the last 3 and a half years, our Kid Connection series has helped place and adopt more than 30 children. And because each child's story is different, new adoptive parents will need help giving a child with often a traumatic...

Kid Connection: Chanel

Twin Cities Live has been highlighting Minnesota's adoption system and the nearly 1,000 children waiting for a family for almost 4-years. Our Kid Connection series has helped place and adopt more than 30 children. And while there are children finding homes, there are still so many waiting. Like 17-year-old Chanel. We first met this teenager 3...

Kid Connection: Ampersand Families Celebrates 10-years

For 3 1/2 years, Twin Cities Live has shared stories of hope in our Kid Connection series, introducing us to kids waiting to find a family. But now it's time to introduce you to a few of the people helping to make that happen. Twin Cities adoption agency, Ampersand Families, specializes in finding parents for kids ages 10 and older. It's a...

Kid Connection: Rose

This summer we were introduced to Rose. Rose is obsessed with raptors so Kelli took her to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center where she got to see Rose's personality really come out. It was the perfect opportunity to find out what kind of family would be best for her.

Kid Connection: Jose

Tuesday's on Twin Cities Live we introduce you to a child in Minnesota's adoption system - a school aged child that's been in need of a family for years. In this Kid Connection meet Jose. He'll soon be a freshman in high school, but has been in and out of the system since he was an infant. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes Jose to...

Kid Connection: Tyler

For the last 3 ½ years, Twin Cities Live has been sharing the stories of school aged kids here in Minnesota looking for a forever home. Hundreds of kids in this state are living either in group homes or foster care, and even as teenagers, these children are looking for a permanent family. Like 17-year-old Tyler. He loves to fish and he...

Kid Connection: Meet Aaron

For three years we've been telling stories of kids right here in Minnesota looking for a permanent place to call home. It's our Kid Connection series we have an incredible update to share. To date 30 kids that we've featured here on Twin Cities Live have found their forever home.

Kid Connection: Rose

If you've never been to The Raptor Center on the University of Minnesota campus, it is a must see. It's a place where they not only take care of sick and injured birds, you also can get up close to these amazing creatures. Recently Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out there's a child waiting for an adoptive family that loves raptors...

Kid Connection Update

For the past three years Twin Cities Live has worked to help create families for kids in our communities. It's our series we call Kid Connection and it's helped find permanent homes for more than 20 children. But we aren't finished yet. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson stopped by with a few updates.

Kid Connection: Brooke

For the past three years, Twin Cities Live has been introducing you to kids in our communities in need of a permanent home. Since then, more than 20 children we've featured have found a family. That hope continues for another young girl, 17-year-old Brooke. As Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us, Brooke loves photography and it's...