After completing Application Part 1, this is the next step for all families planning to pursue an infant adoption through CH/LSS.
These classes will familiarize you with the legal adoption process in Minnesota, the importance of openness in adoption, and strategies available to you to engage in your own adoption outreach efforts. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a panel of adoptive and birth parents share their adoption experiences. Topics covered include: program process and options, an overview of the steps and time frames involved in completing a legal adoption, considerations for adoptive parenting, understanding the birth parent experience, cross-cultural and transracial parenting, supporting openness in adoption, and utilizing your personal network, social media, and other avenues available to you to engage in adoption outreach.
Location: Children’s Home & LSS Offices, 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108
To fulfill the education requirement, families must attend both days in the series. Classes take place Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT.
Cost: The cost of this class is $250 per person or $500 per couple. This fee may be paid upon arrival to your selected class date, however it must be received prior to entry into the classes.
If you have questions, please contact Maddie Hilsabeck at 651.255.2271 or [email protected].
Registration, via the form below, must be received prior to class.