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Families Rising’s 50th Annual Adoption and Foster Care Conference

July 17 - July 18


We are thrilled to offer scholarships for Minnesota parents and professionals to attend Families Rising’s 50th annual adoption and foster care conference! This year’s conference will be held online July 17 and July 18, 2024.

Thanks to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, a limited number of scholarships are available for:

  • Minnesota adoptive, foster, and kinship parents
  • Minnesota child welfare professionals
  • Minnesota professionals who work with adoptive, foster, and kinship families

The scholarship reduces the registration fee to $25 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference Information and Registration:

The conference sessions are designed to inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption and foster care community! We are offering more than 20 virtual workshops led by expert speakers on topics such as:

  • The impact of trauma and loss
  • Core issues in adoption
  • Effective therapeutic techniques in adoption
  • Kinship care and birth family connections
  • Parenting children with disabilities and challenges
  • Older children and youth
  • Race, culture, and diversity in adoption and foster care
  • Supporting children and families in adoption and foster care

If you have any questions, contact us at


Families Rising


Registration is required
Regions served:
All Regions, North West, North Central, North East, West Central, East Central, South West, Metro, South East
Encouraged to attend
Kinship/Foster/Adoptive Parents, Professionals, Adult Adoptees, Pre-Adopt Parents


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