Our primary goal is to inform and educate. The best thing you can do? Learn about the options around adoption and give someone our information.

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We're a volunteer-run organization, primarily utilizing a dedicated base of nearly 100 birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents, adoption professionals and others. Learn more now!

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You can help us open hearts to adoption with a donation of any size. Thank you for considering our organization, you gift is tax deductible.

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Please visit the Volunteer Website to navigate through the training process, complete your certification and find opportunities to share your adoption story. We are grateful for your interest in the Adoption Option Council of Minnesota’s Speakers Panel program.

Ready to volunteer? Next workshop is Oct. 16

23 August, 2016Posted In : Uncategorized

Welcome volunteers! Please join us on Oct. 16 in St. Paul for the next Volunteer Speakers Workshops. READ MORE

Same powerful mission, new name: Bellis

23 August, 2016Posted In : Uncategorized

We have big news!  AOCM is now "Bellis." Why Bellis? It’s a pretty name, a simple name. And it do READ MORE

Our organization makes an impact! See below

“Adoption to me means: unconditional love, unselfishness and maturity. I loved my child enough to give her a better life, and her adoptive family was able to experience the love of a daughter. Looking back, this decision demonstrated maturity far above the 15-year-old girl I was then. Adoption was my option.”

Valissa, Birth Mother

“After 30 years of providing grant and scholarship programs to birth mothers, I am convinced that now is the time to also offer emotional support. And I cannot think of a more well-positioned organization than AOCM to offer this support through a weekend retreat for birth mothers.”

Kate Gillen

“Thank you for telling us all your personal stories. you have given us students a whole different outlook on adoption. Each one of your stories was different and unique in every way. Hope you come back soon. We’d love to see you again.”

High School Student