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. Children’s Home is a contracted provider through the State of Minnesota, which provides education about caring for children in the Minnesota foster care system, which includes prospective adoptive parents, foster parents, relatives and kin. Children’s Home provides this training as part of the Public Private Initiative (PPAI), for families who choose to work with any of the five PPAI agencies: Ampersand Families, Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Kindred Family Focus, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota or North Homes.
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.
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.