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International Pre-Adoption Class

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Thursday, March 9, 2023 - Friday, March 10, 2023

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For Families in Minnesota and Wisconsin Interested in International Adoption

After completing Application Part 1, all Minnesota and Wisconsin families planning to pursue an international adoption through CH/LSS are required to complete this class to meet your education requirements. It is helpful to have a majority of your Application Part 2 completed prior to attending this class.

This two-day class will familiarize you with the international adoption process. Some of the topics discussed will include: program process, steps and time frames involved in completing an international adoption, bonding and attachment in adoption, understanding the effects of institutionalized care of children, common medical concerns, multicultural families, and cross-cultural parenting. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a panel of adoptive parents share their adoption experiences.

Location: This event will take place online. You will receive a link to join after registering.

Dates and Times: This class will take place over the course of two days.

  • Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (CT)
  • Friday, March 10, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 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 Jodi Smith at 651.255.2452 or [email protected].


Thursday, March 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
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Children’s Home & LSS Staff
651.646.7771 | 800.952.9302