May 13, 2020 | Adoption Resources, Feature Families
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.
May 5, 2020 | Adoption Resources, Feature Families
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.
Mar 18, 2020 | Feature Families, Teen Adoption
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.
Jan 31, 2020 | Feature Families, Teen Adoption
Sometimes you find family in the most unexpected of places. For Andrew and Dakota, it was through mentoring. As Dakota’s mentor, Andrew built a relationship of trust with Dakota, which led to Andrew becoming a licensed foster parent and Dakota becoming part of Andrew’s family.
Nov 20, 2019 | Feature Families, Teen Adoption
Zanita and Wilhelm have been fostering for over a decade, and they don’t shy away from fostering older children and teens. They bring a different dynamic to Zanita and Wilhelm’s family.
Nov 11, 2019 | Feature Families, Teen Adoption
Family trees can be complicated for children who have experienced foster care and adoption. Andrew and Jamiell share how they view their family tree now that Jamiell’s adoption is finalized.
Nov 4, 2019 | Feature Families
Taylor and Nathan met their son at an Indiana Adoption Program meet & greet event. Some of their advice for potential adoptive parents: when it comes to adoption, sometimes you just have to “prepare for, and embrace, the chaos…because it’s worth it!”
Sep 3, 2019 | Feature Families
For some adoptive parents, like Michael and Timothy, they “just know” when they met a child or sibling group that they’re meant to be family. And when the adoption finally happens, there’s “magic in the air.”
Aug 6, 2019 | Feature Families
Jeff and Autumn say it was difficult to live with the uncertainty of foster care—not knowing if the child you care for will be with you forever. But they wouldn’t have changed their family’s path for anything.
Jul 19, 2019 | Feature Families, National Adoption Month, Teen Adoption
Melissa has provided foster care and respite care to over 70 children, she has 20+ years of experience working with clients with disabilities, and she has 4 children … for now.