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Children’s Home & LSS Office

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1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
800.952.9302

February 2019

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

February 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

February 25, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

February 28, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

March 16, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

March 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

March 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

March 28, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

March 29, 2019 - March 30, 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 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 to listen to panels…

Find out more »

April 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

April 2, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 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.

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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

April 6, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

April 9, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

April 11, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Adoptee Support Groups

April 13, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

April 17, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

April 18, 2019 - April 19, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00am

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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

April 25, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Fair – St. Paul

April 27, 2019
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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

April 27, 2019
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.

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

April 29, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

May 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 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.

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…

Find out more »

Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

May 9, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

International Pre-Adoption Class

May 10, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

May 11, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

May 13, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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. 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.

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

May 14, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

May 15, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

May 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

May 23, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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June 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

June 1, 2019
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. 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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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

June 6, 2019 - June 7, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

June 8, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

June 11, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

June 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

June 20, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

June 27, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

July 2019

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

July 9, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

July 13, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

International Pre-Adoption Class

July 19, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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 Orientation

July 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

July 25, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

July 29, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

July 29, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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. 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.

Find out more »

August 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

August 9, 2019 - August 10, 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.

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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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

August 13, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

August 15, 2019 - August 16, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

August 17, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

August 17, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

August 22, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

August 26, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

September 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

September 5, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

September 10, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

September 14, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

September 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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International Pre-Adoption Class

September 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

September 21, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

September 23, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

September 26, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

September 27, 2019 - September 28, 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.

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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October 2019

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

October 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

October 7, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

October 8, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

October 12, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

October 16, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

October 21, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

October 24, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

October 26, 2019
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.

Find out more »

November 2019

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

November 2, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

November 9, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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. 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.

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

November 12, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

November 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

November 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

International Pre-Adoption Class

November 22, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

November 25, 2019
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. 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.

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

November 28, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

December 2019

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

December 5, 2019 - December 6, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

December 7, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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. 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.

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

December 7, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

December 10, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

December 13, 2019 - December 14, 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.

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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

December 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

December 19, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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. 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.

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

December 26, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

January 2020

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Monday, January 6, 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.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. 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.

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, January 23, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

February 2020

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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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 2020

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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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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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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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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April 2020

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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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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