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August 2017

International Adoption Free Online Webinar for California

August 23, 2017
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

ONLINE Ι 6:00 p.m. PT Exploring the world of adoption! Please join Bal Jagat-Children's World Inc. and Children's Home & LSS as we talk to you about children who need families in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. How old are they? How long does adoption take? How much does the process cost? We will answer these questions and more!

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TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

August 23, 2017
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Free therapy group for transracial and international adoptees 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 to connect with others, expand their emotional health, and receive guidance toward growth and integration of their…

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Free Webinar | Northstar Care

August 23, 2017
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

This webinar is hosted by MN Adopt. This webinar will provide a basic overview of Northstar Care for Children, which is the benefits program associated with foster care, adoption, and transfer of permanent legal and physical custody to a relative (TPLPC). The primary focus will be on Northstar Adoption Assistance and Northstar Kinship Assistance. Available benefits, eligibility criteria, procedures, and responsibilities of the local agency and the Minnesota Department of Human Services will be reviewed. This webinar is FREE of charge. You…

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Rallying Support for Your Adoption from Family and Friends

August 24, 2017
A man who is planning to become an adoptive father talks to his mom about his adoption plans on the couch.

ONLINE | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT You’ve decided to adopt and are filled with giddy joy and nervous apprehension for what the future has in store. In your excitement, you tell your family members about your plans. Instead of smiles and support, you’re met with questions and doubt. Even if their concern is coming from a place of love, reactions such as this bring unwanted frustration. There are different ways that family members may show hesitation surrounding your…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

August 26, 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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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

August 28, 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

August 30, 2017
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Free therapy group for transracial and international adoptees 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 to connect with others, expand their emotional health, and receive guidance toward growth and integration of their…

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September 2017

TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

September 6, 2017
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Free therapy group for transracial and international adoptees 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 to connect with others, expand their emotional health, and receive guidance toward growth and integration of their…

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Adoptee Support Groups

September 9, 2017
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 18, 2017

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Four kids of different races smile in a group.

In our adoptee support groups, we engage in age-appropriate discussions about diversity and culture, school issues, adoption and birth families. Each group is open to adopted children and their families, regardless of placing agency. Upcoming Series Information The groups are broken into different sessions by age, within each session children may be divided into smaller groups based on their age. While the children meet, a corresponding parent session takes place for parents to listen and learn from each other---although the Lollipop and Bubblegum…

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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

September 11, 2017
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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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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