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April 2017

Foster Care Adoption Education Class

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 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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Adoption Fair – D.C. Area

April 29, 2017
Children’s Home – Virginia, 6800 Versar Center #404
Springfield, VA 22151 United States
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Our adoption fairs are free events that offer you a chance to learn more about international adoption, U.S. infant adoption and private domestic adoption. This fair is specifically for families living in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Find answers to your questions about adoption through a variety of conversations with adoptive families and staff. We look forward to meeting you!

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May 2017

TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

May 3, 2017
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Watercourse Counseling Center, 3548 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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A Latina adoptee smiles as she chats with an Asian and African American adult adoptee.

Note: This group will start in March but the exact start date has not been set. This group is not facilitated by Children's Home & LSS. TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives is a new, no-cost adoptee-led therapy group for adults that will offer the power of community and collective process to help discover, unfold, reclaim and retell their stories. Holding the philosophy of "for us, by us," TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives' goal is to provide therapeutic space that allows participants…

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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

May 4, 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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RAD LABS | Two-session series about Reactive Attachment Disorder

May 5, 2017
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:30am

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137
Saint Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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This is a two-day training offered by MN Adopt. Join Deena McMahon and Krista Nelson during this 2-day LABS Series (Learning Alternative Behavioral Strategies). This training is specifically designed to address the support and education needs of those parenting children with significant impairments and/or trauma issues with an emphasis on good self-care and humor! This training explores the unique experiences going on in your home and implements role play scenarios and class participation. Over the course of the 2-day session, the…

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RAD LABS | Two-session series about Reactive Attachment Disorder

May 6, 2017
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:30am

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137
Saint Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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A woman speaks to a group.

This is a two-day training offered by MN Adopt. Join Deena McMahon and Krista Nelson during this 2-day LABS Series (Learning Alternative Behavioral Strategies). This training is specifically designed to address the support and education needs of those parenting children with significant impairments and/or trauma issues with an emphasis on good self-care and humor! This training explores the unique experiences going on in your home and implements role play scenarios and class participation. Over the course of the 2-day session, the…

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Lean Into the Tough Stuff: Training Event for Parents and Professionals

May 6, 2017
Gloria Dei Lutheran, 700 Snelling Avenue South
Saint Paul, MN 55116 United States
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This is an all-day, multi-presentation training offered by MN Adopt. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Who Am I and Where Do I Come From? How to help families build/navigate through birth family relationships A workshop on the importance of understanding the role your child’s birth family will have in their life whether they are in it or not.  Discussion and role-plays will be a part of this workshop to have hands-on practice.  Main points will be around the different…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

May 8, 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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TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

May 10, 2017
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Watercourse Counseling Center, 3548 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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A Latina adoptee smiles as she chats with an Asian and African American adult adoptee.

Note: This group will start in March but the exact start date has not been set. This group is not facilitated by Children's Home & LSS. TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives is a new, no-cost adoptee-led therapy group for adults that will offer the power of community and collective process to help discover, unfold, reclaim and retell their stories. Holding the philosophy of "for us, by us," TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives' goal is to provide therapeutic space that allows participants…

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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

May 11, 2017
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 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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