We are Families Rising MN

Families Rising Minnesota (FRMN) provides a statewide network of support for adoptive, foster, and kinship care families that include:

Parent Support Groups

FRMN hosts many regular in-person and virtual support groups for adoptive, foster, and kinship families, each facilitated by experienced parents.

Online Support

FRMN hosts a private Facebook support group that allows parents to share concerns and successes and offer support and advice to one another.

View our upcoming training sessions for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents.

For more information about the program, contact Program managers

Meet our Families Rising MN Program Managers

For more information about other permanency support services available in Minnesota, visit them HERE.

Families Rising MN is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Melissa Greene
Melissa GreeneFamilies Rising MN Program Manager
Tenelle Thomas
Tenelle ThomasFamilies Rising MN Program Manager

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Resource library

Find resources, advocacy tools, and support materials for your family or organization.

Custom training

We partner with diverse organizations to bring you customized training led by adoption and foster care experts for parents, professionals, and group leaders.

Families Rising News

Stay informed with the latest news and insights on foster care and adoption issues in the US and Canada. Explore our news posts and don’t forget to subscribe to our e-newsletter for direct updates.

Annual Conference

Don’t miss our Families Rising Adoption and Foster Care Conference, tailored for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents, child welfare professionals, and those with lived experience in adoption and foster care. Join expert-led workshops to address diverse needs in this vital community.