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July 2016

Nurturing Parents Class

July 28, 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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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

July 28, 2016
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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Foster Care Adoption Education Class

July 29, 2016 - July 30, 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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August 2016

DNA Testing and Adoption: What You Need to Know

August 3, 2016
An adult adoptee examines her DNA structure.

Online Webinar | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT Join us on Wednesday, August 3 at 12 p.m. CT to learn about the ever-evolving world of DNA testing. CH/LSS post adoption staff Susan Walker and Kristina Berg will offer tips, advice and helpful handouts for navigating the DNA registries on two popular platforms, Ancestry.com and 23andMe. They will outline considerations for adoptees, siblings, birth parents and adoptive parents that can be applied throughout the DNA discovery: before the DNA test, receiving results and…

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Nurturing Parents Class

August 4, 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

August 8, 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. 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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Nurturing Parents Class

August 11, 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
+ Google Map
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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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

August 11, 2016
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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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

August 13, 2016
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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Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Groups

August 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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