The Indiana Adoption Program Blog
If you have biological kids, you might have some questions about how adoption will affect them. Should you worry about birth order? What if you only have one child – will they resent giving up their only child status? How much of a “say” should you give your biological children in your decision to foster or adopt? We asked a biological child to share her experience of going from being an only child to being the oldest of 6.
The impact of the recent physical distancing on our economic, infrastructural and psychological stability will be felt for years to come. It can be hard to look for the positives in this situation — but we found two families willing to share how they created opportunities for good.
Donna and Jason Kempf’s adoption journey didn’t end after they adopted two children with special needs. Their daughter Eva-Grace, adopted in November 2019, is medically fragile, and requires a special diet, custom medical equipment, and vigilant monitoring. Read on to learn more about this phenomenal child and her parents.
Donna and Jason Kempf have spent years turn obstacles into opportunities for their 3 adopted children, each of whom has special needs. Read Part 1 of their adoption journey, which began in Russia and then took them right here to Indiana.
There are lots of ways to help foster and adoptive families, foster children, and at-risk youth right now, even during the stay-at-home order. Read on for volunteer opportunities around the state and other ideas to keep our community strong.
With the COVID-19 health crisis at the forefront of daily life, it can feel like there are so many more unknowns than “knowns.” This is new territory, and figuring it out as we go along seems to be the name of the game. Fortunately, there are some outstanding resources available for foster and adoptive families (truthfully, for any families!) who are navigating this uncertain time.
Keeping sibling groups together in foster care and adoption offers some real benefits. It can ease their transition and help them bond with their new family. On National Siblings Day, we share some key reasons why you might want to consider adopting siblings.
Shannon and Hubert Schulz do not shy away from a challenge. They fostered and adopted not 1, not 2, but 6 children from Indiana Adoption Program, each with their own unique set of circumstances and struggles. But the Schulzes have always been clear on this point: the world should expect great things from their kids.