Kid Connection: Tyrese

Over the weekend Monster Jam took over U.S. Bank Stadium and the roar of trucks took over the Twin Cities! But before the trucks hit the dirt, reporter Kelli Hanson got to get up close to these massive machines. She brought 11-year-old Tyrese along for the ride. He's this week's Kid Connection Child.

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...

Kid Connection: Danzell

Tuesdays on the show we feature a school aged child in need of an adoptive family. Danzell is a 12-year-old who we found out loves rides. It's why Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson took him to Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to scream their heads off!

Kid Connection Update: Vanessa & Julia

Over the last 3-years we've brought you stories about kids in need of an adoptive family and love to bring you updates. This one is about 2 young girls who dreamed of not only being adopted, but adopted together. Julia and Vanessa met when they were just 9 and 10 in a group home. They quickly became best of friends and like family. But then...

Kid Connection: Update

It's been almost 3-years since we began our Kid Connection series, introducing you to kids right here in our communities that are in foster or group care, but want a family to call their own. Since that first story, families have been created. And with it being a new year, we wanted to give you an update on many of the kids you've met.

Kid Connection: Eli

TCL's Kelli Hanson introduces us to Minnesota kids who are available for adoption. She likes to take them places where they can just have fun and we can get a glimpse of their real personalities. She brought 10-year old Eli to Leonardo's Basement – a place in Minneapolis where all you have to do is let your imagination run free and play.

Kid Connection: Rory

Twin Cities Live is all about Food, Fashion and Fun. But there's one thing we don't want you to think we're forgetting, and that's Family. And family is why we bring you our Kid Connection series. Meet 7-year-old Rory who shared with Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson why having a mom and a dad is important. And in turn, Kelli was able to...

Kid Connection: Thelma

15-year-old Thelma loves to cook and bake and has even been known to make dinner for a crowd. But this young girl, whose friends call her "Telma" wants that kitchen to be in a permanent home, with a mom and a dad. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to Thelma in this Kid Connection.

Kid Connection: Sharice

Sharice is a 16-year-old, soon to be Junior in high school and all she wants is a fresh start. This young woman has big plans for her future which include helping people. But what she wants most of all is a mom, dad and older siblings. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson took Sharice to the new Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at Walker Art...