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February 2016

Foster Care Adoption Education Class

February 12, 2016 - February 13, 2016
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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Adoptee Support Groups

February 13, 2016
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.

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 two session times by age, and then within each session children are 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. Dates of Support…

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Waiting Parents Group

February 13, 2016
Children’s Home – Virginia,
6800 Versar Center #404
Springfield, VA 22151 United States
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Adults smile while sitting in a circle.

This event was just rescheduled from the original date, January 23, 2016, due to the expected snow storm this weekend. Please join us as we cover the valuable topic of Identity and a Lifebook.   This workshop will focus on the importance of your child’s identity and teach you tools on how to create a Lifebook.  There will be an interactive exercise to help guide you in creating this most-memorable book and you will walk away with resources to get you…

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Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Groups

February 13, 2016
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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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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

February 16, 2016
Children’s Home & LSS Office,
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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An African American brother and sister hug in the park.

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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Online Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

February 18, 2016
An African American brother and sister hug in the park.

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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Nurturing Parents Class

February 18, 2016
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Center for Changing Lives,
2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Nurturing Hero

Nurturing Parents Classes are hosted by Families in Safe Hands (FISH) of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our Foster Care Adoption program believes they may be a great resource for our family members and kinship providers going through the foster care adoption process.  Please note: although these classes may be useful to many of our families, they will not meet the pre-adoption training requirements for our adoption programs. The Nurturing Parenting Classes are designed to provide evidence-based practices and resources…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

February 20, 2016
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. If you already know you want to adopt from foster care, we recommend you attend a Foster Care Orientation Session instead. To sign up for these sessions, visit the event calendar and use the filters just below the main menu to select "Information Meetings" and "MN." Then scroll to find the Foster Care Orientation Session that fits your schedule. Meet with staff in-person…

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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

February 22, 2016
Olmsted County Community Services Building,
2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 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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Nurturing Parents Class

February 25, 2016
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Center for Changing Lives,
2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Nurturing Hero

Nurturing Parents Classes are hosted by Families in Safe Hands (FISH) of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our Foster Care Adoption program believes they may be a great resource for our family members and kinship providers going through the foster care adoption process.  Please note: although these classes may be useful to many of our families, they will not meet the pre-adoption training requirements for our adoption programs. The Nurturing Parenting Classes are designed to provide evidence-based practices and resources…

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