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Before I Joined Your Family

October 12, 2018

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One event on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:45am

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For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin adopting internationally

This is a required step for all Minnesota and Western Wisconsin families planning to pursue an international adoption through CH/LSS in order to complete your education requirements.

Note: This all-day class is offered twice a year in April and October. You must attend an International Pre-Adoption Class before you attend Before I Joined Your Family.

Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. Your morning session begins at 9:00 a.m. with guest speaker Tim Wright discussing a child’s history and its impact on development. There will be a break for lunch on your own—we will provide a list of local restaurants where you can go to eat. The afternoon session includes different scenarios and transitions you may encounter with your child. Your day will conclude with a panel of families discussing their adoption journey.

We encourage you to invite members of your support system to this class (e.g. grandparents, close friends).

If you have questions, please contact Jodi Smith at 651.255.2452 or jodi.smith@chlss.org.

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October 12, 2018
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Children’s Home & LSS Staff
651.646.7771 | 800.952.9302


Children’s Home & LSS Office
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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