FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION EDUCATION CLASSES
FOR MINNESOTA FAMILIES INTERESTED IN ADOPTING CHILDREN FROM MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE
This is the first step for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also the first step for all families planning to adopt through Ampersand Families.
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: overview of the child welfare system, impact of prenatal drug/alcohol exposure, grief, loss and separation, trauma, abuse and neglect, mental health needs, attachment, cross-cultural and trans-racial parenting, permanency needs of older youth, concurrent planning, experiences of foster parents, experiences of birth parents, visitation and maintaining connections.
These two day trainings are provided by Children’s Home Society and are currently being offered in three locations in Minnesota. See the training schedule below for upcoming trainings and a link to register.
- Saint Paul | Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25, 2018
- Rochester | Friday, September 7 – Saturday, September 8, 2018
- Saint Paul | Friday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27, 2018
- Saint Cloud | Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Saint Paul | Friday, December 7 – Saturday, December 8, 2018
To register go to https://chlss.org/events/ or contact Brittany Koneczny at 651-255-2228
If you have questions about adoption education or would like to schedule an orientation with Ampersand Families, let us know!