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November 2017

Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

November 30, 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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December 2017

In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

December 2, 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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Vikings Adoption Family Fun Fest

December 5, 2017
Vikings Winter Park Training Facility, 9520 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, 55344 United States
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Children from adoptive families pose with a Vikings player.

Join Vikings players, cheerleaders, staff, and Viktor the Viking for a special evening of fun on the field at the Vikings Winter Park training facility. This event is free for Children's Home and LSS families, but registration fills up quickly.

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Online Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

December 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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Foster Care Adoption Education Class

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 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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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

December 13, 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

December 14, 2017
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Monday, June 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. $5 per person (cash or check to LSS) is collected…

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HEAL Series: Restoring the Hope, Empathy And Love in Adoption

December 16, 2017
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One event on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00am

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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Saint Paul, MN. This four Saturday session series will focus on the healing elements for families parenting children with attachment issues and traumatic histories. The sessions will follow Brenda’s new book titled “Healing Families with Hope, Empathy and Love” with each week being focused on a different element of the healing process. This training is specialized for families who have tried many different avenues and are looking for more practical things to…

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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

December 18, 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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

December 20, 2017
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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. No advance registration is…

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