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January 2017

Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

January 26, 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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International Adoption Free Webinar for Illinois

January 26, 2017
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ONLINE Ι 7:00 p.m. CT Explore the world of adoption! Please join Adoption Center of Illinois and CH/LSS as we talk 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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Foster Care Adoption Education Class

January 27, 2017 - January 28, 2017
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 29th Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303 United States
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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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$150.00

Adoptee Support Groups

January 28, 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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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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February 2017

International Adoption Free Webinar for New York

February 2, 2017
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

ONLINE Ι 7:00 p.m. ET Explore the world of adoption! Please join Family Services of Westchester and CH/LSS as we talk 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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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

February 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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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

February 6, 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-Touch Parenting: Helping Children Who Use Behavior as Language

February 8, 2017
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This is a training offered by MN Adopt. The social brain is the part of the nervous system which allows children (and parents) to get along with others.  The social brain allows children to understand their own mind and heart as well as what other people are thinking or feeling.  The ability to empathize, to understand and feel for others is a big part of the social brain.  Unfortunately, some foster or adopted children suffer from a shortage of feelings…

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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

February 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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Webinar | Openness in International Adoption

February 9, 2017
An adopted young woman smiles for a picture with her birth mother in front of a cream stucco wall.

ONLINE | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT In the coming months, we will be hosting a monthly webinar about openness in adoption. February's webinar addresses international adoption, and shortly after we will be hosting webinars on openness in foster care adoption and infant adoption. We hope you will stay tuned and join us to learn more! February Webinar: Openness in International Adoption Do closed international adoptions exist anymore? Join us to explore the trends of openness in international adoption—whether the…

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