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April 2020

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

April 30, 2020 - May 1, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A family is pictured smiling in a bright room. They grew through infant adoption.

For Minnesota families interested in infant adoption After completing Application Part 1, this is the next step for all families planning to pursue an infant adoption through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the legal adoption process in Minnesota, the importance of openness in adoption, and strategies available to you to engage in your own adoption outreach efforts. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a panel of adoptive and birth parents share their adoption experiences. Topics…

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May 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

May 2, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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—this event will take place in person…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

May 8, 2020 - May 9, 2020
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 MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps 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…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

May 12, 2020
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm 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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Adult Adoptee Support Group

May 14, 2020
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 9 times

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A group of international and U.S. adoptees talk during our adult adoptee support group.

A Support Group for Adoptees Ages 19 and Up From All Placing Agencies On the second Thursday of each month*, please join other adult adoptees who are seeking to connect and learn from each other’s shared experiences. While each story is unique, we recognize that there are many core similarities that adoption weaves into life experiences. Adoption impacts relationships and identity, often requiring integration of complex and diverse family systems. Topics will be suggested, but each month the conversation will…

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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

May 16, 2020
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.

Free Online and In-Person Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff 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. This event will take place in person at our Saint Paul office: 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108. In-person events are great for families in Minnesota and…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

May 18, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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—this event will take place via an…

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

May 20, 2020
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm 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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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Moorhead, MN

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Dilworth Lutheran Church, 406 3rd Street NE
Dilworth, MN 56529 United States
A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps 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…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

May 27, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online and In-Person Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff 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. This event will take place online---a great option for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a…

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