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1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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January 2017

Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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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June 2017

Mental Health & Well-Being of Asian-American Community

Friday, June 2, 2017
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A summit is being held at the Children's Home and LSS offices on Friday, June 2. This summit will include testimony, a cultural performance, a community survey report and workshop. An authentic Korean lunch will be included as well as certificates of attendance. The guest speaker at the event is Dr. Pahoua Yang. This event is made possible through a grant from the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) of the Minnesota Department of Health's Center for Equity. For information about…

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August 2017

Beauty of Black Girls Round Table

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Three black girls who are about six years old smile at the camera.

We are hosting a round table discussion to promote an open dialogue about the beauty of black girls and women and how this beauty is portrayed within society. We will discuss promoting self-confidence, empowering young black girls and women, challenging traditional beauty standards within America and more. Our panel will discuss the types of conversations that took place in their families and communities and what your family can do to support your black daughter. Following the Round Table, there will…

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Foster Care Adoption Education Class

Friday, August 11, 2017 - Saturday, August 12, 2017
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 families interested in adopting children from Minnesota foster care 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 of adoptive parents and waiting or adopted teens. Topics covered include: loss and grief mental health attachment and claiming abuse and neglect child development cross-cultural parenting openness To fulfill the education requirement, it is essential to attend the entirety…

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October 2017

Concurrent Permanency Training (for families interested in foster-to-adopt programs)

Monday, October 9, 2017
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A black man smiles at his foster son in the park and hugs him around his shoulders.

For Minnesota residents. In concurrent planning, the foster family cares for foster children until they can reunify with their birth families, but is also open to being a adoptive resource if needed. There is a need for Concurrent Permanency Resources to care for school-aged children and older youth whose permanency outcomes are unknown at this time.  This training is for relatives and non-relatives interested in exploring how to become a Concurrent Permanency Resource and in learning more about the children.…

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August 2018

Agency-Specific Foster Care & Adoption Training

Friday, August 17, 2018
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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September 2018

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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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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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Saturday, September 22, 2018
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One event on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, September 27, 2018
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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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In-Person Tour Korea! Information Meeting

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Tour Korea! is the acclaimed birth country travel experience balanced in adoption and culture that gives you the opportunity to explore the traditions, language and people of Korea, and gain insight into your birth and adoption story while learning about Korea today. For over 30 years, adoptees and their families have trusted Children’s Home to guide and support them on this most meaningful journey. We offer free information sessions so you can learn details about our birthland tours to South Korea.…

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October 2018

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Friday, October 5, 2018
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One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

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 Education Class

Friday, October 26, 2018 - Saturday, October 27, 2018
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 FULL. PLEASE REQUEST TO BE PUT ON 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…

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November 2018

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Monday, November 12, 2018 - Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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.

registration for this class is now closed. 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…

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International Pre-Adoption Class

Friday, November 16, 2018
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One event on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

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

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

One event on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:00 am

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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December 2018

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, December 7, 2018 - Saturday, December 8, 2018
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

This class is currently on a wait list. This is the first step for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also the first step for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption process. You will also have the opportunity to listen to…

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January 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class – Tuesday Night Series

January 8, 2019
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

this series has begun, so registration is now closed. 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…

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

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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February 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

February 22, 2019 - February 23, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ON A WAIT LIST This is the first step for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also the first step for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption process. You will also have the opportunity to listen to…

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March 2019

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

March 18, 2019
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.

Registration for tonight's orientation is now closed. 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…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

This class is currently on a waitlist This is 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 process. You will also have the…

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April 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

This class is currently on a waitlist 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 process. You will also have the…

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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

April 6, 2019
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.

This in-person orientation is full but you can still attend via webinar 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…

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Fidgety Fairy Tales: The Mental Health Musical

April 8, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Kids dressed up as well-known fairy tale characters for a mental health musical.

Once upon a time... familiar fairy tales were re-imagined as delightful 40-minute musical theatre performances.  Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musicals use gentle humor, great music, and compelling performances by talented youth to raise awareness about children’s mental health. This year Minnesota Association for for Children’s Mental Health joins us again in their 11th musical where familiar fairy tales are re-imagined to raise awareness about children’s mental health. With great music and gentle humor, this hour-long musical is…

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G.R.O.W. Event for Infant Adoption Families | Transracial Adoption

April 20, 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. Join us as our Senior Director of Adoption, Alexis Oberdorfer presents on her personal and professional experiences with transracial adoption…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

April 27, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. This information meeting takes place after our Foster Care & Adoption Fair. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption.

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May 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

This class is currently on a waitlist. 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 process. You will also have the…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

May 14, 2019
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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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

May 15, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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

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 Orientation

May 20, 2019
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One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

May 23, 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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June 2019

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

June 1, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption.

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

June 8, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

June 11, 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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

June 18, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

June 20, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption.

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

June 27, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 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

June 28, 2019 - June 29, 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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July 2019

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

July 9, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 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

July 19, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

July 20, 2019 - July 21, 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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

July 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

July 25, 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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

July 29, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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August 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

August 9, 2019 - August 10, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

tHIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT A WAITLIST. 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 process. You will…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

August 13, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

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

August 17, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

August 22, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 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 Orientation

August 26, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

September 2019

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

September 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

September 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

September 13, 2019 - September 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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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

September 14, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adoptee Support Groups

September 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

September 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…

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International Pre-Adoption Class

September 20, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

One event on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:00 am

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 Orientation

September 23, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

September 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
+ 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

September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE This is 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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October 2019

Food and Eating-Related Problems Workshop

October 1, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A room of adults look at a speaker of a workshop on adoption.

This workshop is organized through MN Adopt. Children who “steal,” hide and hoard food have “food maintenance syndrome (FMS).”  Children with FMS are fixated on having enough food and may eat from a dog’s dish or from the garbage can. They often devour food very rapidly as if fearing others will take his or her food. Commonly, these food and eating-related problems are “survival behaviors” children have learned when growing up in a neglectful environment.  These behaviors do not simply…

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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

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

One event on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

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 »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

October 8, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

October 8, 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…

Find out more »

Adult Adoptee Support Group

October 10, 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…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

October 11, 2019 - October 12, 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…

Find out more »

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

October 12, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adoptee Support Groups

October 12, 2019
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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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G.R.O.W. Event for Infant Adoption Families | Outreach Options

October 13, 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 directly from adoptive families who have been successful in their outreach efforts! During the morning’s panel discussion, you will…

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

October 16, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

October 24, 2019
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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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November 2019

Foster Care Adoption Orientation

November 2, 2019
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One event on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adoptee Support Groups

November 9, 2019
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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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Host Family Information Meeting

November 9, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The Kidsave Summer Miracles program is coming back to Minnesota in 2020. Summer Miracles provides waiting children (usually ranging in ages between 10 and 14) and host families the opportunity to spend 4-5 weeks together to get to know each other. This offers the children the experience of life in a caring, American family, as well as opportunities to join in fun events where they may meet other families interested in adoption. For the host family, the experience allows them to…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

November 12, 2019
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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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