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February 2017

In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

February 28, 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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March 2017

Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

March 2, 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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Foster Care Adoption Education Class

March 3, 2017 - March 4, 2017
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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Support Saturday: Transracial Families

March 4, 2017
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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An African American woman in her late twenties and a white woman in her forties look to the right as they sit in a circle with other parents talking about parenting adopted children.

A day of learning, support and connection for adoptive families! Note: This group is not facilitated by Children's Home & LSS. The North American Council on Adoptable Children Adoption Support Network is hosting Support Saturday events for transracial families in Minnesota. Each event offers programming and day care for adults and children over the age of 2. Children under the age of 2 are welcome to stay with their parents throughout the day. The Adoption Support Network is funded by the Minnesota…

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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

March 6, 2017
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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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

March 9, 2017
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 9 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, January 11, 2018
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A group of adoptive mothers sit in a circle and talk.

On the second Thursday of each month*, please join our support group for parents of adopted adults. This group is open to all parents of children adopted both in the U.S. and internationally, regardless of placing agency. Individuals attending this group are seeking to meet other parents who are supportive of one another and willing to share their journey of parenting adoptees into their adult years. No advance registration is required but RSVP via email to betsy.trondson@chlss.org is appreciated. $5 per…

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Adoptee Support Groups

March 11, 2017
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, April 8, 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.

Registration for this series is now closed 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…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

March 11, 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 & Foster Care Expo

March 11, 2017
Carnegie Library, 801 K Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20001 United States
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An African American mother smiles with her arms around her two adopted sons from foster care.

An event to bring awareness to all members of the community about children in need of families. With 415,000 children in foster care in the United States and thousands more awaiting adoption internationally, there is a constant need for families for children without one. This annual expo offers a chance to meet staff from a number of adoption agencies and organizations as well as adoptive families. Join us to learn all about adoption and foster care and to get your…

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Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Groups

March 11, 2017
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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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