HOPE Adoption receives two grants


OAK PARK HEIGHTS – HOPE Adoption & Family Services recently received $4,000 operating grants from two groups, according to agency officials.

HOPE Adoption received grants of $1,000 from the Lake Elmo Jaycees and $3,000 from the RBC Foundation – USA, said HOPE Executive Director Coleen Gregor.

"We truly appreciate the support of the Lake Elmo Jaycees," she said. "This gift will help us in our work with children, their birth parents and adoptive parents. Each child deserves to grow up in a family of their own."

The RBC Foundation – USA grant was the seventh the foundation has awarded HOPE, Gregor said.

"We are so grateful for the foundation’s support," she said. "Each time we find a loving family for a teenager in foster care, or help a young woman experiencing unplanned pregnancy to explore all of her options, the need for our services becomes clear."

HOPE is in its 34th year of providing counseling for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies and assists prospective adoptive parents in Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the U.S. Almost 2,000 children from Minnesota, the U.S. and worldwide have been adopted through HOPE.