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The Indiana Adoption Program Blog

Adoption from an Only Child’s Point of View

Adoption from an Only Child’s Point of View

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.

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Finding the Positive

Finding the Positive

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.

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Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities, Part 2

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities, Part 2

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.

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Helping Your Neighbor

Helping Your Neighbor

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.

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Adjusting to Uncertainty

Adjusting to Uncertainty

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.

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