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Minnesota Adoption Resource Network

The mission of the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network is to assure the right of every child to a permanent, nurturing family; to advocate on behalf of adoptive, kinship and foster families; and to maximize opportunities for successful adoptions.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 8/2/2011
1221 Nicollet Mall, Suite 501
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-861-7115
Fax: 612-861-7112
EIN 41-1382178
Principal Staff mary mason, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 10
Number of Volunteers 53
Number of Clients Served 588 children
General Information
Board Chair Sara M. Reisdorf
Number of Board Members 11
Board meetings with quorum 13
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.54
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Using the Logic Model as evidenced-based criteria we met our goal of providing pre- and post-adoption services to the satisfaction of the Minnesota Department of Human Services that recently continued the contract for these services. The number of children under state guardianship awaiting adoption was cut in half, and we continue to address the need for increased adoptions of older youth. AHA - Adoptees Have Answers developed adoptee peer support groups statewide, created a virtual community on, and united a diverse adoptee community.
Current Goals
MARN will strive to reduce adoption disruptions through assessments and short term therapeutic services, thus streamlining emergency assistance to adoptive families in crisis. To meet the demand for education about adoption, MARN will provide more online training opportunities for parents and professionals and train therapists to be adoption-competent. Ongoing annual goals are to reduce the number of children awaiting families and to support those families who adopt them.
Community or Constituency Served
Our community includes children under state guardianship; adoptive, foster and kinship families; professionals who work in child welfare, and prospective adoptive families.
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota Adoption Resource Network serves all 87 counties of Minnesota, doing recruitment, informing, supporting, training and doing crisis assessments for families and children across the state.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $566,928 91.2%
Management: $54,518 8.8%
Fundraising: $0 %

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $15,395 $1,416 $4,533
Beginning of Year $1,416 $4,533 $43,104
Difference $13,979 ($3,117) ($38,571)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $15,395
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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