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August 2018

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

August 17, 2018
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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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

August 21, 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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Webinar: How Fostering Impacts Children in the Home

August 22, 2018
A father giving his daughter a hug

This webinar is organized by MN Adopt. Providing foster care affects all family members. Unfortunately, the needs of the children of foster parents can sometimes be overlooked. This training identifies many of the needs and challenges of children of foster parents and how the foster parents can support their own children as part of the foster care experience. The training specifically identifies needs and challenges in pre-placement, placement and post placement. Information for the training was drawn from literature research,…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

August 24, 2018 - August 25, 2018
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 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 the opportunity…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

August 28, 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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September 2018

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Rochester, MN

September 7, 2018 - September 8, 2018
Olmsted County Community Services Building, 2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States
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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Adoptee Support Groups

September 8, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until Saturday, April 13, 2019

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

Preregistration is required prior to the first session in the series. In our adoptee support groups, we engage in age-appropriate discussions about diversity and culture, friendship, race, school issues, adoption and birth families. Each group is open to adopted children and their families, regardless of placing agency. This series will take place on the second Saturday of each month for eight months. The dates of this series are: September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, and…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

September 10, 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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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

September 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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Workshop Series: Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control

September 18, 2018
Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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These workshops are organized through MN Adopt. Please join adoptive mother and skilled trainer, Brenda Benning, as she offers new perspectives into your child’s behaviors, while offering real life techniques that can help regulate these same behaviors. This is a specialized training for families who are or may be parenting children with traumatic histories and/or attachment issues. This 16 hour series follows the model and book by Heather T. Forbes, “Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control.” Parents and caregivers will have the…

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