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Indiana Adoption Program

believes every child deserves a permanent, stable, and loving home.

Indiana Adoption Program

serves over 1,500+ children and youth in Indiana who are in need of an adoptive family.

Indiana Adoption Program

helps prospective parents navigate the ins and outs of the adoption process.

Indiana Adoption Program is a statewide initiative to find

loving, committed, safe, permanent families

for children in foster care.

Indiana Adoption Program is a statewide initiative to find loving, committed, safe, permanent families for children in foster care. We are a partnership between Children’s Bureau, Inc. and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS), working with Licensed Child Placing Agencies and DCS offices to help match adoptive families and waiting children. 

The Latest from the Indiana Adoption Program Blog

What Happens At 18?

What Happens At 18?

For teens in foster care, turning 18 offers a very different reality. They don’t have that safe place to call home. The home most of us can go to when things get hard, or family to call when we need advice. While nothing compares to the forever family every youth deserves, there are resources in place for Indiana teens at risk of “aging out” of foster care.

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Adoption And The Holidays

Adoption And The Holidays

When many people think about the holidays, what comes to mind are all the traditions they’ve had over the years, and the fond memories that accompany them. But for an adopted child, the “most wonderful time of year” sometimes isn’t always so wonderful.
We offer a few tips to help your adopted child feel more at ease this holiday season. Or at the very least, help you feel more prepared in sharing this time of year with someone who might not experience it the same way that you do.

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Being Open to Uncertainty: One Millennial Family’s Story on Taking A Chance on a Teen

Being Open to Uncertainty: One Millennial Family’s Story on Taking A Chance on a Teen

When you think of millennials, what comes to mind? Maybe college students in coffee shops, “digital natives,” or younger people who have a renewed interest in collecting “vintage” items like Polaroid cameras, vinyl records, or needlepoint. But how many of you think of millennials as adoptive parents…to teens? Maricela and Cody — in their 20s themselves — share why they decided to adopt a teen from foster care, and offer some advice for other families.

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