FRUA (Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions) is a national support group for families who have adopted or are interested in adopting children from Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. Founded in 1993, FRUA now serves more than 2,000 families nationwide. A quarterly newsletter (Family Focus), an extensive educational website ( and a national telephone hotline are just some of the resources that are provided by the national organization.

FRUA's Minnesota chapter started in October, 1999 with 14 families and has grown to more than 50 families in its short history. FRUA-MN is a parent-run support network that offers social and cultural events, educational opportunities and information about the adoption process. Our mission is to strengthen the lives of children born in Eastern Europe and the families connected to them.

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