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 > |

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.

"Just Trying to Feel Something" Chemical Abuse in Adopted Adolescents
LSS Office | 2400 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
Monday, February 9, 2015 | 6:00 - 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
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
Registration coming soon.
*Parents and caregivers welcome


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 > |

Foster Care Adoption Classes

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