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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

A Change of Heart That Changed A Life

A Change of Heart That Changed A Life

When Megan and Jeremy first became foster parents, they set some very firm boundaries: Nobody over the age of 10, and ideally someone younger than their biological son. Fast forward to November 2020, when their family finalized their first adoption — of a teenage girl! Their unexpected change of heart changed the life of an Indiana teenager in foster care.

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Reunification Month 2021

Reunification Month 2021

Often, birth parents and foster parents feel as though they’re put in an adversarial position, instead of being encouraged to work together. But in the best scenarios, foster parents serve as a strong source of support for birth parents, and birth parents learn to trust foster families as part of their team. To celebrate Reunification Month, we put together some ways that foster parents can work with birth parents toward reunification!

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Parenting an Adopted Teen, Part II

Parenting an Adopted Teen, Part II

Last week, we wrote briefly about brain development and identity formation as they relate to parenting adopted teens. This week, we're tackling another big topic that may be familiar to a lot of you already: parenting a teen who is nearing adulthood. Chances are, your...

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