Opening hearts in Minnesota classrooms

Why do our volunteers care so much about educating Minnesota students about adoption? Well, there are lots of reasons. Perhaps the most important reason is that a classroom might be the only place students receive accurate information about the topic. One of our speakers, Kate, feels so strongly about adoption education that she put her own personal story into the form of a special video message to educators. Please take a moment to watch it:

AOCM makes education easily available, with the choice of an 33-minute video or an in-person presentation. An incentive is available to educators who use the video presentation and offer feedback via a brief survey. Learn more at

AOCM is not a political or religious organization.

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ITK (In the Know) Teens is a resource created to engage teens about the subject of adoption. Minnesota Loves Adoption is an online scrapbook, providing a forum for Minnesotans to share their real stories of adoption with others.

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  • Big thanks to Colleen, Kimberley, Terryn and Jean Marie! They are spending this sunny day talking with Cambridge-Isanti high school students about adoption. This was Terryn's first speaking opportunity with our team and she did a fantastic job!

  • We have such a fun and motivated team of volunteers out gathering items for the Nov. 6 gala and fundraising auction - items like wine tasting for 20 and a free month of yoga! If you have some great donations to include in the auction, please drop us a note at Thanks!

  • On this Birthmothers Day, we have a special message we'd like to share, in honor of love. Those of us who have been touched by adoption may not always have all the answers, but we will always have love.

    Happy Birthmothers Day, from AOCM! And a heartfelt thank you to Jenny, Executive Director of AOCM and mom of two beautiful daughters, for sharing her powerful and thoughtful story.

    Experts on Love
    Dear Birth Mother, Every adoption story is unique. There's not another story just like yours. Or like mine. My child asked me this interesting question the other day. I wanted to tell you about it ...
  • Proud to be presenting today at the Teenwise Minnesota conference!

  • Dear Birth Mothers: September seems like a long ways away, but now is the time to let us know if you're interested in attending the "Stronger Together" retreat on Sept. 18-20. Registrations are limited to 25 guests, and interest is high. Just complete the online survey found on this page (use link below).

    Stronger Together
    Adoption Option Council of Minnesota’s “Stronger Together” retreat provides time and space for birth mothers to talk, learn and share. One woman described last year’s retreat as “the best weekend of my entire life.”