Mission Statement

MN ADOPT promotes and supports successful adoptions for Minnesota children and families.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Adoptions of children who were wards of the state increased slightly over the previous year; Staff worked with the State and designed a system to more accurately track the status and outcomes for waiting children; Programming tangible outcomes revealed that among families using HELP clinic services, adoptions were preserved; Families provided with short term therapeutic services doubled over the previous year; Trainings for professionals and webinars doubled over the previous year; The number of therapists inquiring and receiving trainings and other services increased as did the number of therapists contracted to provide services to MARN/MN ADOPT families. More families reported that HELP clinic services prevented an adoption from disruptions was documented than in the previous year; Trainings were provided to kinship and foster families.
Current Goals Goals for this year are to further the mission through an increase in adoptions of children who are wards of the state; to find more families for older youth and children of color; to continue to refine the tracking, status and outcomes for waiting children; to continue to reduce adoption disruptions through assessments and short term therapeutic services to families; to prevent "re-homing" of children where adoptive families unprepared to parent children with special needs are using the Internet to place them with other families; to assure that therapists are trained to be adoption-competent; to increase long term trauma-based trainings for families and for professionals; to expand services to kinship and foster families.
Community or Constituency Served Minnesota Adoption Resource Network/MN ADOPT serves Minnesota children in foster care awaiting adoption; kinship, foster and adoptive families; and professionals in the child welfare system.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota serves the entire state of Minnesota, doing recruitment, informing, support, training and crisis assessments for families and children across the state.

Reports & Finances

If you have additional questions regarding a nonprofit's financials, visit their website, or call and ask to review their IRS Form 990, Annual Report, or Audit for a more complete picture of their financial story.
Major Program Expenses
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:

Organization Last Reviewed on 09/15/2017

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
Return to List of Reviewed Nonprofits


1221 Nicollet Mall, Suite 501
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-861-7115

General Information

Alternative Name: Minnesota adoption Resource Network dba MN ADOPT
EIN: 41-1382178
Principal Staff: Mary Mason
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 8.2
Number of Volunteers: 78
Number of Clients: 550 children and youth; 1000 families and professionals


Board Chair: Brad Ballinger
Number of Board Members: 10
Average Member Attendance: 8.8

Get our latest and greatest monthly!


Charities Review Council

Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

Let’s Connect

700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 160 • Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 224–7030 • E-mail:

Log In