Founded in 1983, Bellis is a multi-service nonprofit with no political or religious affiliations or agenda. Its volunteers, including birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents and adoption social workers, bring adoption education and awareness into schools and communities. The organization also provides peer-based support services, including a healing weekend retreat specifically for birth mothers, as well as ongoing Adoption Connection gatherings for anyone with an adoption experience. Individuals and organizations in more than 50 Minnesota communities rely on Bellis, and its footprint has crossed the border into the St. Croix River Valley.
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“Thank you for helping me understand the different sides of adoption. You all are amazing and caring mothers who were thinking about the future of your child. Not all heroes wear capes.”
- Minnesota high school student, after hearing Bellis classroom presentation.
News About Bellis
Join us for an evening of adoption connections and conversations. This is an opportunity to gather in discussion, share stories, and gain new perspectives. We start the meeting as a large group, then break into facilitated small-group discussions.
MAY 16, 2017
Join our teams of volunteers that bring adoption education into classrooms! Learn more and register for one of several Speakers Workshops scheduled for 2017/18.
Wow, what an amazing year for Bellis! I am proud, amazed and frankly, a bit tired. While our name has changed (and with it has come new opportunities for branding, messaging, connections, funding and outreach), our purpose has stayed the same. We strive to…
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Bellis wouldn't be where it is today without the help of our donors. Your contributions help us visit roughly 125 high school classrooms each year; offer quarterly training workshops for new volunteers; cultivate new partnerships with corporate, nonprofit and faith-based organizations; nurture connections with our friends in the foster care community; host one of the only birth mother retreats in the country and offer bi-monthly meetings for anyone with an adoption experience. Take a minute to watch the video and discover why Bellis depends on people like you.