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December 2018

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A family is pictured smiling in a bright room. They grew through infant adoption.

For Minnesota families interested in infant adoption After completing Application Part 1, this is the next step for all families planning to pursue an infant adoption through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the legal adoption process in Minnesota, the importance of openness in adoption, and strategies available to you to engage in your own adoption outreach efforts. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a panel of adoptive and birth parents share their adoption experiences. Topics…

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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

December 13, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 9, 2019

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. $5 per person (cash or check to LSS) is collected…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

December 15, 2018
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption.

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

December 19, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

One event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Adoptees and birth parents talk in a circle

On the third Wednesday of each month*, please join our support group for birth parents and adopted adults who are not related to one another. Individuals from any placing agency are welcome. This group is for individuals considering search and reunion, as well as those who are in reunion or post reunion. In this group,  members are supportive of one another and willing to share their reunion journeys with one another---including their successes, disappointments and joys. Please contact Betsy at…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

December 20, 2018
Three sisters laugh in the sun. Two are African American and one is white.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees from the comfort of your home or office through our free online meeting. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. 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 leave the presentation at any time. Register on GoToWebinar

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

December 20, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A woman speaks to other parents in a support group about her experience adopting from foster care.

Join other families who have been there to learn from and support one another. This group is parent-led and only open to families who have children from the foster care system placed in their home for foster care or adoption. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (dates are different in November and December to adjust for holidays, see Events calendar for these dates). For more information and to sign up to be on the Parent-Led Support…

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January 2019

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:30am

One event on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8:30am

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 second step for any individual or family interested in fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This will introduce you to CH/LSS, explain the application and home study process, cover foster care licensing (expectations, roles and responsibilities), provide an overview of the matching process, stress the importance of advocacy skills, self-care, and…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, January 5, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption.

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Tuesday Night Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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 Minnesota families interested in fostering or adopting children from Minnesota foster care This is the first step for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also the first step for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. 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…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Three foster care adoption parents talk to each other.

Join fellow families to learn from and lean upon each other. This free support group is available to families who have children from the foster care system placed in their home for foster care or adoption AND to families who are waiting in the program with an approved home study.  This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month and is led by a social worker from our Foster Care & Adoption team. Child care is available for foster/adopted children, on…

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