A Two-Day Training for Minnesota Families Interested in adopting from Minnesota Foster Care
This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through.
These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption process. You will also have the opportunity to listen to panels of adoptive parents and waiting or adopted teens. Topics covered include: overview of the child welfare system, impact of prenatal drug/alcohol exposure, grief, loss and separation, trauma, abuse and neglect, mental health needs, attachment, cross-cultural and transracial parenting, permanency needs of older youth, concurrent planning, experiences of foster parents, experiences of birth parents, visitation and maintaining connections.
Please note that we do not provide childcare, and due to the content of the training, children are not able to attend with their parents.
We have multiple locations and dates to choose from in the registration form below. Each class takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days. To fulfill the education requirement, it is essential to attend the entirety of each series.
Note: During COVID-19, classes have shifted to an online format and will not be held in-person until further notice.
Anoka | Anoka County Government Center, 2100 3rd Avenue Anoka, MN 55303, 7th Floor Board Room
Bemidji | Beltrami Electric, 4111 Technology Dr. NW Bemidji, MN 56601
Cloquet | Cloquet Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Boulevard Cloquet, MN 55720
Mankato | Blue Earth County Historical Society, 424 Warren Street, Mankato MN 56001
Moorhead | Dilworth Lutheran Church, 406 3rd Street NE, Dilworth, MN 56529
Rochester | Olmsted County Building, 2117 Campus Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904
Saint Cloud | Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 29th Avenue N. Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Saint Paul | Children’s Home & LSS Offices, 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108
Please Note: Registration must be received prior to the class dates. The cost of this class is covered by our contracts with the State of Minnesota.
If you have questions, please contact 651.255.2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.