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December 2016

Foster Care Adoption Education Class

December 9, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

For families interested in adopting children from Minnesota foster care 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: loss and grief mental health attachment and claiming abuse and neglect child development cross-cultural parenting openness To fulfill the education requirement, it is essential to attend the entirety…

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Virginia Adoptive Parents Workshop: Parenting Styles

December 10, 2016
Children’s Home – Virginia, 6800 Versar Center #404
Springfield, VA 22151 United States
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For waiting and adoptive families on the East Coast Please join us for our next Adoptive Parent Workshop on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 as we explore parenting styles. It will be a time to sharpen your skills as adoptive parents, encourage each other and grow your support network. Childcare will not be provided. There are a limited number of seats available. Please RSVP to Merrill Mullaney by Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at Merrill.mullaney@chlss.org. Hope to see you there!

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Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Groups

December 10, 2016
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Urban Refuge Church, 5501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417 United States
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The goal of the Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Group is to support and encourage each other through the adoption or foster care journey. The group welcomes all individuals or families who are at any stage of adopting or fostering to join. The meetings always begin with a potluck style meal, followed by a time of discussion for the adults and activities for the children. For more information, please contact adoptedfamilies@theurbanrefuge.com. This group is not facilitated by Children's Home…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

December 12, 2016
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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An adorable girl from Ethiopia, wearing a white dress, smiles in the grass.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our adoption programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about the international adoption programs, infant adoption program and waiting children program available through Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service. If you already know you want to adopt from foster care, we recommend you attend a Foster Care Orientation Session instead. To sign…

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Online Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

December 13, 2016
A mother snuggles with her giggling school-age daughter.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CT For Minnesota residents. This is the first step for any individual or family interested in adopting from foster care. We welcome you to attend this free online meeting from the comfort of your home or office. In it, you will learn about adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system and from foster care in other states. PLEASE NOTE: This required orientation session provides you with two hours of your 20 hour education requirement…

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Webinar | Get to Know the Children Waiting in China

December 15, 2016
A picture of Connect for Kids volunteers with children waiting for adoption in China.

ONLINE | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT In October, a number of volunteers joined our Connect for Kids program to spend a week with children waiting for adoption in a Chinese orphanage. Through field trips, on-site activities and shared meals, they truly got to know each child: their likes and dislikes, their strengths and their needs, and what makes each child unique. You can read more about the time shared between volunteers and children on our blog. Join this…

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Nurturing Parents Class

December 15, 2016
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Nurturing Parents Classes are hosted by Families in Safe Hands (FISH) of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our Foster Care Adoption program believes they may be a great resource for our family members and kinship providers going through the foster care adoption process.  Please note: although these classes may be useful to many of our families, they will not meet the pre-adoption training requirements for our adoption programs. The Nurturing Parenting Classes are designed to provide evidence-based practices and resources…

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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

December 15, 2016
An adorable girl from Ethiopia, wearing a white dress, smiles in the grass.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Receive a comprehensive overview of our adoption programs, processes and fees from the comfort of your home or office through our free online meeting. Learn basic information about the international adoption programs, infant adoption program and foster care adoption program available through Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service. In this webinar, we will address the programs available to everyone first, then we will cover those available in limited states. Attendees may choose to…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

December 15, 2016
Children’s Home – Virginia, 6800 Versar Center #404
Springfield, VA 22151 United States
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An adorable girl from Ethiopia, wearing a white dress, smiles in the grass.

For families in Maryland, Virginia, and the D.C. area Meet with our staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our international and domestic infant adoption process, including: eligibility requirements, fees and expenses, timelines, policies and procedures. Learn basic information about the many different program options that are available to you, so you can determine what options are best for your family.

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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

December 19, 2016
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother snuggles with her giggling school-age daughter.

For Minnesota residents. This is the first step for any individual or family interested in adopting from foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system and from foster care in other states. PLEASE NOTE: This required orientation session provides you with two hours of your 20 hour education requirement for our program. We will assist you with a user-friendly way to complete additional training hours prior to attending…

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