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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

December 2018

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

December 19, 2018
|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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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

December 20, 2018
|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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January 2019

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

Saturday, January 5, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:30am

One event on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

One event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8:30am

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother snuggles with her giggling school-age daughter.

For Minnesota residents. This is the second step for any individual or family interested in 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 will introduce you to CH/LSS, explain the application and home study process, cover foster care licensing (expectations, roles and responsibilities), provide an overview of the matching process, stress the importance of advocacy skills, self-care, and…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, January 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 »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Tuesday Night Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 5, 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

Tuesday, January 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
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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

Thursday, January 10, 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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Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, January 12, 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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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Tuesday Night Series

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 5, 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

Wednesday, January 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 »

International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, January 18, 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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G.R.O.W. Event for Infant Adoption Families | Openness Panel

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A group of couples sit in a circle and talk about their experience adopting infants.

Our G.R.O.W. (Guidance, Resources and Opportunities While you Wait) events are held quarterly (in January, April, July and October) and are open to all families in our infant adoption program that are in the home study process and beyond. These events will offer a chance for families to connect and learn about various topics from one another and adoption professionals. Hear from a panel of adoptive families about their experiences navigating relationships with birth families. Some of the addressed topics…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Tuesday, January 22, 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 – Tuesday Night Series

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, January 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 »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Tuesday Night Series

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

February 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Tuesday Night Series

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - Friday, February 8, 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…

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Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, February 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.…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, February 9, 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

Tuesday, February 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 »

Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

Thursday, February 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
+ 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 »

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

Friday, February 15, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

One event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 the second step for any individual or family interested in 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 will introduce you to CH/LSS, explain the application and home study process, cover foster care licensing (expectations, roles and responsibilities), provide an overview of the matching process, stress the importance of advocacy skills, self-care, and…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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
+ 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 Education Class

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Saturday, 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 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 »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Monday, 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

Thursday, 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
+ 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 »

March 2019

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

One event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 the second step for any individual or family interested in 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 will introduce you to CH/LSS, explain the application and home study process, cover foster care licensing (expectations, roles and responsibilities), provide an overview of the matching process, stress the importance of advocacy skills, self-care, and…

Find out more »

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

Thursday, March 7, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

One event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 the second step for any individual or family interested in 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 will introduce you to CH/LSS, explain the application and home study process, cover foster care licensing (expectations, roles and responsibilities), provide an overview of the matching process, stress the importance of advocacy skills, self-care, and…

Find out more »

Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, 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.…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, 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
+ 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

Thursday, 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
+ 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

Friday, 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
+ 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 »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, March 16, 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 »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
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 »

April 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Tuesday, 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 »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, 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
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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

Thursday, 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
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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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Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, 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.…

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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
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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…

Find out more »

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Friday, 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

Thursday, 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
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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 Fair – St. Paul

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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 »

May 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Saturday, 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…

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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

Thursday, 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
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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…

Find out more »

International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, 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
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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

Monday, May 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 »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, 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
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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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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
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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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, 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
+ 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…

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June 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, 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.

Find out more »

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Friday, 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…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, 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
+ 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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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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
+ 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 »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, 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

Friday, 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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, 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 »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Monday, July 29, 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 »

August 2019

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Friday, 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

Saturday, 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 »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, 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 »

September 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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 »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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
+ 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

Friday, 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
+ 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 »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, 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 »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, 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
+ 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 »

October 2019

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Friday, 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

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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
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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, October 24, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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

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

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, 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.

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November 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, November 9, 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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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

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

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

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, 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
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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

Friday, November 22, 2019
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One event on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Monday, 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

Thursday, 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
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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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December 2019

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Friday, December 6, 2019
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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…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, December 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

Tuesday, 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
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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, 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
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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…

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Thursday, December 19, 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

Thursday, 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
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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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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
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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, 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
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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…

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…

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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
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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, 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…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, February 27, 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 »

March 2020

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, March 10, 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
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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
|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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