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February 2019

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

February 20, 2019
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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

One event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

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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Adoption Tax Credit Webinar

February 21, 2019
A couple works on their taxes in their kitchen.

ONLINE | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Preparing to file your 2018 taxes? Join us for a webinar with Becky Wilmoth to learn all about the adoption tax credit. In this webinar Becky will cover who qualifies for the adoption tax credit, what it is, how to claim qualified adoption expenses, what types of refunds you can expect, and IRS documentation that you will need. This webinar will be useful for families who have completed their adoption or are…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

February 22, 2019 - February 23, 2019
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 CURRENTLY ON A WAIT LIST 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 to listen to…

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

February 28, 2019
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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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March 2019

Adoptee Support Groups

March 9, 2019
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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.

Registration is now closed for our adoptee support groups 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 April 13.…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

March 12, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Three foster care adoption parents talk to each other.

Join fellow families to learn from and lean upon each other. This free support group is available to families who have children from the foster care system placed in their home for foster care or adoption AND to families who are waiting in the program with an approved home study.  This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month and is led by a social worker from our Foster Care & Adoption team. Child care is available for foster/adopted children, on…

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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

March 14, 2019
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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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International Pre-Adoption Class

March 15, 2019
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One event on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin interested in international adoption After completing Application Part 1, all Minnesota and Western Wisconsin families planning to pursue an international adoption through CH/LSS are required to complete this class to meet your education requirements. It is helpful to have a majority of your Application Part 2 completed prior to attending this class. This class will familiarize you with the international adoption process. Some of the topics discussed will be: program process, steps and time…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Cloquet, MN

March 15, 2019 - March 16, 2019
Cloquet Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Boulevard
Cloquet, MN 55720 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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

March 18, 2019
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One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00am

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 one of two steps to get started 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 provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month---you can identify the location of this…

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