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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 2019

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

December 10, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

December 12, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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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 one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Adoptee Support Groups

December 14, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

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

A support group for adoptees ages 5-13 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 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 18 (3rd week…

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

December 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Adoptees and birth parents talk in a circle

On the third Wednesday of each month*, please join our support group for birth parents and adopted adults who are not related to one another. Individuals from any placing agency are welcome. This group is for individuals considering search and reunion, as well as those who are in reunion or post reunion. In this group,  members are supportive of one another and willing to share their reunion journeys with one another---including their successes, disappointments and joys. Please contact Betsy at…

Find out more »

Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

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.

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

December 26, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, January 3, 2020 - Saturday, January 4, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

Find out more »

Free 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.

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

Find out more »

Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, January 9, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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G.R.O.W. Event for Infant Adoption Families | Birth Parent Panel

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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 directly from birth parents who have made an adoption plan! During the morning’s panel discussion, you will have the…

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Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, January 11, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

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

A support group for adoptees ages 5-13 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 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 18 (3rd week…

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 6:30 pm 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 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

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 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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 »

International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, January 24, 2020
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 »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Saturday, February 1, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

Find out more »

February 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, February 3, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

Find out more »

Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

Find out more »

Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, February 8, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

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

A support group for adoptees ages 5-13 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 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 18 (3rd week…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm 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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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A family is pictured smiling in a bright room. They grew through infant adoption.

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

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, February 13, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

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

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ 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 21, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm 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 »

Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, March 12, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, March 14, 2020
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.

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

Find out more »

Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, March 14, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

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

A support group for adoptees ages 5-13 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 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 18 (3rd week…

Find out more »

Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ 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, March 20, 2020 - Saturday, March 21, 2020
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 one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, March 26, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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 »

April 2020

International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, April 3, 2020
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 »

Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Monday, April 6, 2020
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.

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

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

Find out more »

Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, April 9, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

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

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

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

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

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

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Adoptees and birth parents talk in a circle

On the third Wednesday of each month*, please join our support group for birth parents and adopted adults who are not related to one another. Individuals from any placing agency are welcome. This group is for individuals considering search and reunion, as well as those who are in reunion or post reunion. In this group,  members are supportive of one another and willing to share their reunion journeys with one another---including their successes, disappointments and joys. Please contact Betsy at…

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Foster Care & Adoption Fair – St. Paul

Saturday, April 18, 2020
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 foster care as well as international adoption, private domestic adoption, and adoption from Minnesota 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…

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Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, April 18, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

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

A support group for adoptees ages 5-13 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 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 18 (3rd week…

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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online and In-Person Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place right after our Adoption Fair in person at our Saint Paul office: 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108. In-person events are great…

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 24, 2020 - Saturday, April 25, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

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

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

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May 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

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

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, May 8, 2020 - Saturday, May 9, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

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

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

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

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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Adoptees and birth parents talk in a circle

On the third Wednesday of each month*, please join our support group for birth parents and adopted adults who are not related to one another. Individuals from any placing agency are welcome. This group is for individuals considering search and reunion, as well as those who are in reunion or post reunion. In this group,  members are supportive of one another and willing to share their reunion journeys with one another---including their successes, disappointments and joys. Please contact Betsy at…

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, May 28, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 29, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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June 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, June 8, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, June 19, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, June 25, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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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July 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, July 10, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

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

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ 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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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, July 20, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

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

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

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

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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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, July 24, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A family is pictured smiling in a bright room. They grew through infant adoption.

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

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August 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, August 7, 2020 - Saturday, August 8, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

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

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

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

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

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International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, August 14, 2020
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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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, August 21, 2020 - Saturday, August 22, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, August 27, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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 2020

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, September 21, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, September 24, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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, September 25, 2020 - Saturday, September 26, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

Find out more »

October 2020

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Friday, October 2, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A family is pictured smiling in a bright room. They grew through infant adoption.

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Saturday, October 3, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, October 9, 2020 - Saturday, October 10, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, October 30, 2020
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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November 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, November 6, 2020 - Saturday, November 7, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, November 26, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month—this event will take place in person…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, December 4, 2020 - Saturday, December 5, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Free In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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