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October 2018

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

October 17, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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. Please contact Betsy at…

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G.R.O.W. Event for Infant Adoption Families | Financial Support

October 20, 2018
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A group of couples sit in a circle and talk about their experience adopting infants.

Our G.R.O.W. (Guidance, Resources and Opportunities While you Wait) events are held quarterly (in January, April, July and October) and are open to all families in our infant adoption program that are in the home study process and beyond. These events will offer a chance for families to connect and learn about various topics from one another and adoption professionals. Hear from financial experts about what you need to be prepared for in your adoption process! The adoption tax credit,…

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

October 25, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A woman speaks to other parents in a support group about her experience adopting from foster care.

Join other families who have been there to learn from and support one another. This group is parent-led and only open to families who have children from the foster care system placed in their home for foster care or adoption. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (dates are different in November and December to adjust for holidays, see Events calendar for these dates). For more information and to sign up to be on the Parent-Led Support…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 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.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE REQUEST TO BE PUT ON WAITLIST. 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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An Evening of Adoption Connection

October 28, 2018
Headway Emotional Health Services, Brooklyn Center, 5910 Shingle Creek Pkwy #150
Minneapolis, MN 55430 United States
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Group of people sit in circle while having a discussion

This event is organized by Bellis. Join us for an evening of adoption connections and conversations. Birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, birth and adoptive grandparents are invited to attend. At past gatherings, adoption experiences have included domestic, international, foster care and others. All are welcome! This is an opportunity to share stories, gain new perspectives and build a network of support. We start the meeting as a large group, then break into small group discussions. This gathering is intended…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

October 30, 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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November 2018

Foster Care & Adoption Fair – St. Paul

November 3, 2018
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Siblings, including Ethiopian adoptees, pose on a sunny day.

Our foster care and adoption fairs are free events that offer you a chance to learn more about about foster care as well as international adoption, private domestic adoption, and adoption from U.S. foster care. This fair is specifically for families living in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS You'll have an opportunity to attend mini-seminars to learn about the children who are in need of adoption, and to hear from adoptive families about their personal experiences. Talk with our friendly,…

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Adoption Fair – D.C. Area

November 3, 2018
Children’s Home – Virginia, 6800 Versar Center #404
Springfield, VA 22151 United States
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Siblings smile on a blanket in the grass.

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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

November 3, 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. This information meeting takes place after our Foster Care & Adoption Fair. 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

November 8, 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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