Lakes Area Adoption Support




We are Jeff & Lori Kenney. We’ve been married 34 years and have done foster care for 13 years. We have one biological child and were also blessed to adopt 4 children, all of them now ages 18-30. We’ve also fostered more than a dozen foster kids while building our family through adoption. 


We began an annual adoptive moms retreat in 2018 after going through some very difficult times with one of our own children who has FASD, and wanting to help others navigate through raising their children who were adopted from hard places. We also want to be a support to other foster-to-adopt/adoptive families in the Detroit Lakes and surrounding areas. See each box below to find out how we can be of help to you!


One-on-one mom time with Lori. Plan a time to talk and relax at our lake home or a local coffee shop. I'd like to offer you a listening ear and my personal experience to help guide you to resources during your adoption journey. 


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We have built an extensive lending library at our home, and have built up a supply of books that have been recommended by other adoptive parents, along with books that have personally helped us, also. 


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Lending Library

Lakeside Getaway

We want our 8 acre wooded property to be a blessing to others.


Enjoy lakeside respite for yourself, you and your spouse, or your entire family. 

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Adoptive Mom's Retreat

Adoptive Mom's


Check Back for Fall, 2021 Retreat!