Foster care

Connected Kids Initiative Steps Up for Foster Children

Event at Duluth Public Library raises awareness.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, there are 9,900 children in foster care, and over 800 waiting to be adopted in the state. Representatives from the organization Connected Kids Initiative tried to help these kids with their Step Up MN campaign. At the Duluth Public Library Wednesday, they introduced the campaign, the second city of their…

St. Louis County Hosts Foster Family Open House

There are more than 700 children in out of home placement in St. Louis County.

DULUTH, Minn. – There are more than 700 children in out of home placement in St. Louis County. That’s why, “Find Foster Families Day” in Minnesota is so important. “First and foremost, it’s rewarding to the children coming into care,” said South St. Louis County Foster Care Licensor Hannah Checketts. “But, it’s also rewarding to families that are meeting the…