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May 2017

Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

May 24, 2017
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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TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

May 24, 2017
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Watercourse Counseling Center, 3548 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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A Latina adoptee smiles as she chats with an Asian and African American adult adoptee.

Note: This group will start in March but the exact start date has not been set. This group is not facilitated by Children's Home & LSS. TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives is a new, no-cost adoptee-led therapy group for adults that will offer the power of community and collective process to help discover, unfold, reclaim and retell their stories. Holding the philosophy of "for us, by us," TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives' goal is to provide therapeutic space that allows participants…

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Online Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

May 25, 2017
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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TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

May 31, 2017
|Recurring Event (See all)

Watercourse Counseling Center, 3548 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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A Latina adoptee smiles as she chats with an Asian and African American adult adoptee.

Note: This group will start in March but the exact start date has not been set. This group is not facilitated by Children's Home & LSS. TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives is a new, no-cost adoptee-led therapy group for adults that will offer the power of community and collective process to help discover, unfold, reclaim and retell their stories. Holding the philosophy of "for us, by us," TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives' goal is to provide therapeutic space that allows participants…

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June 2017

Foster Care Adoption Education Class

June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017
Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Brainerd, 418 8th Ave. NE
Brainerd, MN 56401 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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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

June 5, 2017
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

June 7, 2017
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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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

June 8, 2017
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

June 17, 2017
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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Adoption Day Camp

June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
YMCA Camp Streefland, 11490 Klamath Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044 United States
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Adopted children, age 9, sit on a giant swing at Adoption Day Camp.

Classic Summer Camp Meets Adoption-Specific Activities Open to all adopted children or siblings of adopted children, regardless of placing agency. Children’s Home and LSS Adoption Day Camp is a classic, summer camp experience that combines adoption-specific programming and traditional camp activities. During the morning, adopted children ages 6-13 and their siblings participate in age-appropriate discussions and activities about adoption and culture. Then, in the afternoon, the kids head over to the beautiful YMCA Camp Streefland in Lakeville, Minn. to enjoy swimming, canoeing,…

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