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November 2018

Tour Korea! 2019 Online Information Session

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Beautiful scenery and architecture captured on Tour Korea!

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT 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, adopted persons and their families have trusted Children’s Home to guide and support them on this most meaningful journey. We offer free online information sessions so you can…

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February 2019

International Adoption Free Online Webinar for California

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

ONLINE Ι 6:00 p.m. PT Explore the world of adoption! Please join Bal Jagat-Children's World Inc. and Children's Home & LSS as we talk about children who need families in Asia and Latin America. How old are they? How long does an adoption take? How much does the process cost? We will answer these questions and more! This webinar is for individuals and families in California who are interested in adoption. Register Now on GoToWebinar

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March 2019

Adoption Tax Credit Webinar

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
A couple works on their taxes in their kitchen.

This is the new date for this webinar (that was originally scheduled for February 21) Preparing to file your 2018 taxes? Join us for a webinar with Becky Wilmoth to learn all about the adoption tax credit. In this webinar Becky will cover who qualifies for the adoption tax credit, what it is, how to claim qualified adoption expenses, what types of refunds you can expect, and IRS documentation that you will need. This webinar will be useful for families…

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Free Webinar | Caring for Your Adopted Child’s Emotional Health

Thursday, March 21, 2019
A mother hugs her adopted teen.

ONLINE | 11:00 A.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT In our spring webinar series, we will be learning from Dr. Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director at the Adoption Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, co-author of Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents, and adoptive parent. Join the first webinar to learn about caring for your adopted child’s emotional health. Dr. Schulte will help us understand how toxic stress and early childhood trauma may affect children’s…

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April 2019

Free Webinar | Talking About Adoption

Thursday, April 18, 2019
A father talks to his daughter adopted from foster care about adoption.

ONLINE | 11:00 A.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT In our spring webinar series, we will be learning from Dr. Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director at the Adoption Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, co-author of Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents, and adoptive parent. Join the second webinar to learn about the importance of talking to your children about adoption. Throughout the hour, we will cover: The benefits of adoption conversations throughout a child’s…

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Webinar | Connection for New Parent Advocates: From Diagnosis to Discovery to Hope

Friday, April 19, 2019
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

This is Part 1 of a two-part series hosted by Family Voices of Minnesota for families new to a diagnosis for their child. When your child is diagnosed with a special health care need or disability it can feel like the ground shifts beneath you. Sometimes there is no formal diagnosis but we know something is "not quite right". This Family Voices of MN / CONNECTED parent panel webinar will help parents new to complex health care needs feel less…

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May 2019

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Three sisters laugh in the sun. Two are African American and one is white.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees from the comfort of your home or office through our free online meeting. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. In this webinar, we will address the programs available to everyone first, then we will cover those available in limited states. Attendees may choose to leave the presentation at any time. Register on GoToWebinar

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Webinar | Navigating Systems: Tools & Tips for the New Parent Advocate

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

This is Part 2 of a two-part series hosted by Family Voices of Minnesota for families new to a diagnosis for their child. Parents of children with special health care needs know their children in ways that no one else does. And yet they often feel unsure and unheard when seeking services, visiting clinics and attending school meetings. This webinar aims to help new parent advocates gain confidence in their ability to navigate complex systems of care for their children.…

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June 2019

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Three sisters laugh in the sun. Two are African American and one is white.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees from the comfort of your home or office through our free online meeting. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. In this webinar, we will address the programs available to everyone first, then we will cover those available in limited states. Attendees may choose to leave the presentation at any time. Register on GoToWebinar

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September 2019

Meet the Adoption Finance Coach

Thursday, September 19, 2019
A couple planning to adopt meet with a finance coach virtually.

We recognize that the first step to completing your adoption is putting together the finances. Did you know? The Adoption Finance Coach System is free to all CH/LSS clients. This service will help our adoptive families develop a comprehensive and customized financial plan for their adoption. This service provides: Live and online coaching A full library of online videos and resources Live monthly webinars Join us to meet Kelly Ellison, Founder/Adoptive Parent who has coached hundreds of families to help them…

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October 2019

Free Webinar | What is Emergency Shelter Care?

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Two kids look out the back window of a car as they are unexpectedly taken from their parents and enter Emergency Shelter Care.

ONLINE | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT Speakers: Emily White, LSW, along with Adam and Beth, Emergency Shelter Care providers Throughout Minnesota there is an increased need for families to provide emergency shelter care. This unique form of foster care provides immediate, short-term care for children who are entering foster care for the first time or are experiencing a change in placement where there hasn’t been a new foster home identified. Our families can become licensed to do emergency…

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Free Webinar | Citizenship & Adoption: Completing All the Steps

Thursday, October 24, 2019
A picture of a Certificate of Citizenship over American flags sitting on an adoptee's table.

ONLINE | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT Speaker: Susan Walker, MSW, LISW, Director of Post Adoption & Education CH/LSS regularly gets inquiries from adoptees and parents of adopted minors about their status as a U.S. citizen and how to obtain proof of citizenship. Often the question comes up at the most inconvenient time such as when applying for a passport, driver’s license or college financial aid (FAFSA), accepting a job offer or shipping out for active military service. The panic…

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November 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, November 18, 2019
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Free Webinar | Tips & Advice for First-Time Parents

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Two moms who are first time parents giggle with their son on a park bench.

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Kristina Berg and Lisa Trinh, CH/LSS Staff If you will be a first-time parent, this webinar is for you! While in the adoption process your training is focused on adoption-related topics, what can go overlooked is the normal experience of adjusting to parenthood. Through feedback from our social workers and families who have adopted, we have compiled tips, advice, resources and parenting hacks to help ease your transition to parenthood. In…

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December 2019

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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January 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, January 6, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Free Webinar | Natural Hair Care Basics

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
A school-aged African American boy in foster care smiles with braided hair.

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Melissa Taylor, Owner and Educator at Minneapolis Beauty Salon; Diana Mena, CH/LSS Adoption Worker; and Jazzmin Moore, CH/LSS Child-Specific Recruiter When you agree to foster and adopt, there are so many things to worry about. Often natural hair and skin care can become an afterthought. But for transracial adoptive and foster parents, understanding the care needs of the children in your home is so important. Join us to learn the basics…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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February 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

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

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

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Thursday, February 20, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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March 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, March 23, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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 Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Thursday, March 26, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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April 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, April 9, 2020
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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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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
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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Adoptee Support Groups

Saturday, April 18, 2020

A support group for adoptees ages 5-13 *Note, that due to COVID-19 we are vetting online options and will not be holding in-person support groups. Additional details to follow. 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…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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May 2020

Free Adoption Information Webinar for Families in Maryland & Virginia

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Have you ever considered adopting a child? Do you live in Maryland or Virginia? In this 1-hour webinar, we will explore the process, timelines, costs, and, most importantly, talk about the children who need families. You will be able to ask your questions and get them answered! This event will take place online from 12 to 1 p.m ET.  If you have questions, please contact 651.646.7771 or welcome@chlss.org.

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

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

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

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

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

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online—a great option for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar, you…

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June 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Monday, June 29, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online—a great option for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar, you…

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July 2020

Practical Tips & Activities for Your Stay at Home Summer

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Susan Walker, MSW, LISW & Stacy Zignego, MSW, LGSW, CH/LSS Post Adoption Staff Cost: Free We know that individuals feel safest in the presence of familiar and nurturing family members and community - and that learning happens best in a safe and supportive environment.  This webinar will offer strategies and activities to achieve this goal. We will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our kids. You will receive resources to build…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Thursday, July 9, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Summer Webinar Series | Adoptee Panel

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: 4-6 guest panelists, Susan Walker, MSW, LISW & Stacy Zignego, MSW, LGSW, CH/LSS Post Adoption Staff Cost: Free Learn about the adoptee experience from the experts! A panel of adoptees will have a candid conversation about their life experiences as an adoptee, exploring birth family connections, and what advice they have for adoptees and adoptive parents. Children are welcome to attend this event. While every child’s readiness is different, we suggest…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Thursday, July 30, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

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August 2020

Summer Webinar Series | Antiracism for Kids & Families

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Alexis Oberdorfer, MSW  & Becca Underhill, BA, Elementary Education Cost: Free Join us for a webinar about race and racism in America and how to engage in antiracism work as a family. Learn about how the impact of racial injustices are affecting individuals and families, how you can incorporate and celebrate diversity in your family, and how to help adoptees cope and build resilience during this time. Children are welcome to…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Monday, August 17, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Summer Webinar Series | Adoptee Sibling Relationships

Thursday, August 20, 2020

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Mykelti Blum, LSW, Kathy Clark, MSW, LGSW, Julie Marka, LSW, CH/LSS Staff Cost: Free As your family grows through foster care or adoption, it is important to prepare for the changing family dynamics that will follow—especially the relationship between siblings. In this webinar, we'll address some of the most common questions and concerns we receive from families about this transition. We'll share plenty of stories and examples from families who have…

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Tour Korea! 2021 Online Information Session

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Beautiful scenery and architecture captured on Tour Korea!

ONLINE | 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Join host Caroline Ticarro, and past participants, to discover in-depth information about our acclaimed birth country travel experience, Tour Korea! This online information session will provide you details about the upcoming 2021 tour including; itinerary, services, and the latest COVID-related precautions and advisories. Register for this info session

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Monday, August 31, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

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September 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Navigating the Hospital Experience in Infant Adoption

Thursday, September 3, 2020

ONLINE | 12:00 P.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Dianne Delaney, LSW, Karlee Wagner, LSW, CH/LSS Staff Cost: Free The hospital experience in infant adoptions comes with many unknowns. In addition to caring for a newborn, prospective adoptive parents will have to navigate the unique emotions that are often felt. This webinar offers practical ways for families to prepare, set expectations, and emotionally support themselves and birth parents. Certificates of attendance will be made available to attendees. This webinar will…

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Tour Korea! 2021 Online Information Session

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Beautiful scenery and architecture captured on Tour Korea!

ONLINE | 9.8.2020 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Join host Caroline Ticarro, and past participants, to discover in-depth information about our acclaimed birth country travel experience, Tour Korea! This online information session will provide you details about the upcoming 2021 tour including; itinerary, services, and the latest COVID-related precautions and advisories. Register for this info session

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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 until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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. This class will take place online. Please R.S.V.P.…

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International Adoption Free Online Webinar for California

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

ONLINE Ι 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT Yes, you can start your adoption during COVID! Please join Bal Jagat-Children's World Inc. and CH/LSS as we talk about children who need families in Asia and Latin America. How old are they? How long does an adoption take? How much does the process cost? We will answer these questions and more! This webinar is for individuals and families in California who are interested in adoption. Register Now!

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, September 10, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 13, 2021

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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 20, 2021

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. This event will take…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Saturday, September 19, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online and 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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Tour Korea! 2021 Online Information Session

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Beautiful scenery and architecture captured on Tour Korea!

ONLINE | 9.24.2020 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Join host Caroline Ticarro, and past participants, to discover in-depth information about our acclaimed birth country travel experience, Tour Korea! This online information session will provide you details about the upcoming 2021 tour including; itinerary, services, and the latest COVID-related precautions and advisories. Register for this info session

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

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October 2020

Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, October 8, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 13, 2021

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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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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. This class will take place online. Please R.S.V.P.…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 20, 2021

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. This event will take…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Saturday, October 24, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

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

Saturday, October 24, 2020
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 Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting these events virtually. About this event: A modern take on a book club,…

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Tour Korea! 2021 Online Information Session

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Beautiful scenery and architecture captured on Tour Korea!

ONLINE | 10.24.2020 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Join host Caroline Ticarro, and past participants, to discover in-depth information about our acclaimed birth country travel experience, Tour Korea! This online information session will provide you details about the upcoming 2021 tour including; itinerary, services, and the latest COVID-related precautions and advisories. Register for this info session

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November 2020

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Thursday, November 5, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online---a great option for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar, you…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, November 6, 2020 - Saturday, November 7, 2020
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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National Adoption Month Webinar Series | Transracial Adoptee Panel

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

ONLINE | 6:00 P.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Adam (International, South Korea), Asiah (Domestic, Foster Care Adoption), Kyla (International, India) & Emily Cain, CH/LSS Staff Cost: Free In celebration of National Adoption Month, we're hosting a series of three webinars that will focus on different aspects of the adoption experience. In our first webinar, we'll speak with a panel of three transracial adoptees about their experiences with race, identity, and culture. They'll share advice and answer questions for current…

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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 until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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. This class will take place online. Please R.S.V.P.…

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

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

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 13, 2021

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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National Adoption Month Webinar Series | Adoptive Parent Panel

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

ONLINE | 6:00 P.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Panel of Adoptive Parents, Emily Cain, CH/LSS Staff Cost: Free In celebration of National Adoption Month, we're hosting a series of three webinars that will focus on different aspects of the adoption experience. In our second webinar, we'll speak to a panel of adoptive parents about their experiences with our different adoption programs. They'll share advice and answer questions for current and prospective adoptive parents. We hope you'll join us for…

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

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

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 20, 2021

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. This event will take…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Thursday, November 19, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, November 20, 2020 - Saturday, November 21, 2020
A mother laughs with her two daughters.

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

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Monday, November 23, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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National Adoption Month Webinar Series | Kids Ask Anything!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

ONLINE | 6:00 P.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT Speakers: Adult Adoptees & Stacy Zignego, MSW, LGSW, CH/LSS Post Adoption Staff Cost: Free In celebration of National Adoption Month, we're hosting a series of three webinars that will focus on different aspects of the adoption experience. In our third webinar, we're inviting kids and their families to join us for an open conversation about being adopted. Have you ever wondered,  "Is it OK to sometimes think about my birth family?" "What…

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December 2020

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, December 4, 2020 - Saturday, December 5, 2020
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 until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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. This class will take place online. Please R.S.V.P.…

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

Thursday, December 10, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 13, 2021

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 Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online---a great option for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar, you…

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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 20, 2021

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. This event will take…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Thursday, December 17, 2020
A native american couple smile with their foster kids, a brother who is in first grade and his toddler sister.

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

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, December 18, 2020 - Saturday, December 19, 2020
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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January 2021

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

January 5, 2021
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 Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

January 11, 2021
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. This event will take place via an online webinar. You can join the online webinars from…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

January 12, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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. This class will take place online. Please R.S.V.P.…

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

January 14, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 13, 2021

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

January 15, 2021 - January 16, 2021
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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

January 20, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 20, 2021

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. This event will take…

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Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

January 21, 2021 - January 22, 2021
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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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

January 23, 2021
A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

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

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G.R.O.W. Virtual Event for Infant Adoption Families

January 23, 2021
A group of couples sit in a circle and talk about their experience adopting infants.

About this event: Join us for a discussion around using social media to power your adoption outreach efforts. Benny and Josh Andres, prospective adoptive parents, will share how they have used social media platforms to boost their adoption outreach. They will discuss tips and tricks for choosing a platform, creating a profile, getting likes, and (hopefully) going viral with your very own social media presence. We will also have time for questions and answers. Our hope is to provide real-life…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

January 28, 2021
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. This event will take place via an online webinar. You can join the online webinars from…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

January 29, 2021 - January 30, 2021
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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February 2021

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

February 9, 2021
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 Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

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Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

February 9, 2021
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. This event will take place via an online webinar. You can join the online webinars from…

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Staff-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

February 9, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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. This class will take place online. Please R.S.V.P.…

Find out more »

Adult Adoptee Support Group

February 11, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 13, 2021

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

February 12, 2021 - February 13, 2021
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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Birth Parent and Adoptee Support Group

February 17, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 20, 2021

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. This event will take…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

February 26, 2021 - February 27, 2021
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 Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

February 27, 2021
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 Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. This event will take place online a great option—for families across the U.S. You can join the online webinar from wherever you are. When you register for a webinar,…

Find out more »

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

February 27, 2021
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. This event will take place via an online webinar. You can join the online webinars from…

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