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Crow Wing County seeks adoptive parents for children in foster care

Crow Wing County is looking for residents who wish to adopt children presently in foster care.

Ten children are currently in need of adoption.

“Some families may not want to provide foster care but would love to adopt children who need parents,” said Lynda Erickson, Crow Wing County Community Services supervisor, in a news release. “We know there are people in our community who would be great parents for these children, we just need to know who you are.”

The demand for permanent adoptive homes all over the state of Minnesota remains high. In September of 2010, Minnesota had 500 children who were considered to be state wards and available for adoption. When courts terminate parents’ rights, children are placed in foster care and committed to the guardianship of the state. The goal is to find permanent homes, preferably through adoption, for all children under state guardianship. The county is responsible for identifying children’s needs, finding an adoptive family and helping to facilitate the adoption process. In 2010, Crow Wing County successfully facilitated the adoption of 24 children.

Crow Wing County residents interested in becoming an adoptive parent should call Amanda Crandall, Crow Wing County Foster Care licensor at (218) 822-7015, or visit the Crow Wing County website at

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