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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class
Friday, March 20, 2020 - Saturday, March 21, 2020
FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN 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. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS.
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.
Location: In an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, these classes will now be offered online versus in-person. Those who have registered will receive additional details. Registration is now closed for this session.
Please Note: The cost of this class is covered by our contracts with the State of Minnesota. If you have any questions, please call 651-255-2271 or email [email protected].