Events & Education


Education, Events & Support

Because adoption is journey, not an outcome.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota works in partnership with Children's Home of Minnesota to provide quality support and education for all members of the adoption community. Unless otherwise noted, opportunities are open to all individuals, regardless of placing agency.


Adoption Information Meetings

Learn about the children waiting for adoptive families and the process of adoption at one of our free, no-obligation information meetings or adoption fairs. Find an Information Meeting > |

Adoption-Related Groups

Find support from others who share your experiences. Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service facilitate several adoption-related groups for parents, youth and children. Most of our groups are open to all adoptive families, regardless of placing agency. | See All Adoption-Related Groups > |


Show your support for Children’s Home, Lutheran Social Service, and our mission by attending one of our signature events. | See All Events > |

Foster Care Adoption Classes

Classes designed to prepare families interested in adopting through Minnesota Foster Care. | See Classes > |


Learn more about adoption, child development and parenting. Children’s Home and Lutheran Social Service offer classes online via webinar that provide ongoing resources as your children grow. | See all Webinars > |

Special Support and Education Opportunities

In addition to our regularly scheduled support and education events, we occasionally offer unique adoption-related learning and support opportunities. Please check back for future opportunities.

Breastfeeding Without Birthing
The Nesting Place | 1711 County Rd. B. Suite 104-S Roseville, MN 55114
Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT
Register here


MeMoves Workshop for Parents, Therapists and Educators
Onalaska Public Library | 741 Oak Avenue S, Onalaska, WI 54650
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. CT
Register by contacting Magen at or 608-782-0710 x1223.

CAFFA 2015 Conference | Parenting Through Adoption
Wheaton College –Barrows Auditorium | 500 E. College Avenue, Wheaton, IL
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
Register here


How to Advocate for Your Adopted Child in School
Children's Home & LSS Office | 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108
Monday, March 16, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT
Register here


Intentional Parenting: Changing Hurdles into Healing
Children's Home & LSS Office | 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CT
Register here


MN ADOPT | Adoption & Attachment: A Day for Professionals*
Children's Home & LSS Office | 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108
RESCHEDULED Friday, May 29, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
*Parents and caregivers welcome
Registration will be posted as the date nears