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Amanda Kreuter, her husband Dan and their three girls

Fostering a Place to Call Home

Amanda Kreuter was in her early 20s when she started thinking about becoming a foster parent, so when she and her husband Dan struggled with infertility, they decided to explore their Minnesota foster care and adoption resource, the MNAdopt.org website.

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Providing A Place to Grow

Paul and Cara are Nexus-PATH foster parents.

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5 Things to Know if Your Family is New to Telehealth Therapy

During a time of social distancing and heightened anxiety, telehealth therapy provides continuity for children, individuals, couples and families who typically receive mental health services face to face. It's also an option for those who may suddenly find themselves wanting and needing mental health services for depression, anxiety or stress.

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A Call to Foster

Frank and Roxanne are a blended family with 6 adult children between them. They live on a farm with many animals - horses, chickens, peacocks, cats, dogs, a donkey and a steer.

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Finding His Path

At the age of 13, Nate started going to parties with older kids where he was introduced to and saw all sorts of things. He was living with his schizophrenic mother and Nate felt the need to keep his activities outside of the home to himself.

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Generations of Giving

A giving spirit

Pat and Paul Curran were “hometown sweethearts” from Hornell, New York, who married and moved to Minnesota. Paul worked with General Mills for 43 years and, Pat, who once worked for the FBI in Washington DC, became a dedicated mother to her two daughters, Mickey and Kathy.

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Paying It Forward

From the time she was 13, Bill Spotts' daughter began behaving differently and more dangerously. Smoking. Drinking, Drugs. Cutting herself. Suicidal ideation. And more.

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Learning to Laugh Again

Richie was born with loving parents, bright eyes, and a weak heart. After enduring his first heart surgery at six days old, Richie spent most of his first year in the hospital. As he grew, he endured bullying at school, and then, in an incredibly painful blow, when Richie was little, his home burned to the ground and he lost everything. Even his beloved family pets.

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The Best Kind of Gift

Eight-year-old Nikki loved her life. Her family had just moved to a big farm in the country and her dad showered her with gifts whenever he returned from a trip. As she got older, Nikki began to wonder where her dad was going and how he could afford these gifts—until the day her home was the target of a meth raid. Suddenly, she understood.

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Stubborn Love

By the time Mia was placed with her foster parents, Joseph and Traci, she was severely traumatized and almost nonverbal. At only five years old, she’d already endured sexual abuse, chronic neglect, and frequent hunger.