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DCS  > Adoption  > Adoption Awareness Calendar Adoption Awareness Calendar

The Indiana Adoption Program is a statewide initiative to find forever families for Indiana’s foster children. There are 18 Adoption Champions (ACs) located throughout Indiana to help inform the community of the need for adoptive homes and to help identify families for waiting children. There are three types of events offered to the various regions—Adoption Educational Events, Adoption PR Events, and National Adoption Day Events. All events below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. At each event, the ACs discuss the need for adoption, the type of children waiting to be adopted, special needs of the adoptive children, and the adoption process. Educational Events provide information and materials in hope of recruiting forever families. Adoption PR events are typically located at community festivals or gatherings. National Adoption Day Events take place in November (National Adoption Month). They recognize and celebrate the families and children who have come together through adoption, as well as create a greater awareness about the need for adoptive families in Indiana.

See map of region and SNAP Specialist listings.

If you have any questions about the events or would like to know how to become more involved, please contact Anna Wolak at 317-545-5281 (Ext. 229) or email awolak@childrensbureau.org.

The events we have scheduled include:   

March

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana's Breaking the Cycle Conference
The Marten House Conference Center
1801 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN  16260
Tuesday, March 31, 9am-5:15pm
Marion County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Schricker Main Library
152 W. Culver Road
Knox, IN 46534
Tues., March 31, 3-5:30pm CST
Starke County

April

Adoption PR Event
Heritage Federal Home Show
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St.
Evansville, IN 47708
Saturday, April 11, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 12, 10am-4pm CST
Vanderburgh County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Cookies & Canvas
Schricker Main Library
152 W. Culver Road
Knox, IN 46534
Tues., April 14, 5-7pm CST
Starke County
RSVP to Renee Woodworth at 574-772-3411

Adoption PR Event
Franklin County Courthouse
1010 Franklin Ave.
Brookville, IN  47331
Tues., April 14, 7-9pm
Franklin County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
2015 Children's Health Fair
Muncie Children's Museum
515 S. High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Saturday, April 18, 10am-2pm
http://www.munciemuseum.com/programsevents/annual-events
Delaware County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Stash Cloth Diaper Awareness
1860 W. 550 N.
Columbus, IN 47203
Sat., April 18, 12-4pm EST
Bartholomew County

Adoption PR Event
Fayette County Courthouse
401 N. Central Ave.
Connersville, IN   47331
Monday, April 20, 6-8pm
Fayette County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Ivy Tech
3501 N. First Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710
Monday, April 20, 11am-1pm and 4:30-6pm
Vanderburgh County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Youth Health Fair
North Vernon Elementary School
810 W. Walnut Street
North Vernon, IN 47265
Thursday, April 23, 5-8pm
Jennings County

Adoption Education Event
Maring-Hunt Library
2005 S. High Street
Muncie Indiana 47302
Thursday, April 23, 6-7:30pm
Delaware County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Provider Fair
CASI
1613 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Friday, April 24, 8:30am-1pm
Clark County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Mom 2 Mom Sale
Bakers Youth Club
765 W. Market St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
Sat., April 25, 9-11am
Kosciusko County

May

Adoption PR Event
Fair in the Air
Fair Oaks Farm
856 N 600 E
Fair Oaks, IN 47943
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 10am-4pm CST
Jasper County

Adoption PR Event
7th Annual Spring
2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville IN 46060
Sat., May 9, 12-3pm
Hamilton County

Adoption PR Event
Family Fun Fair
Hamilton County Sports Complex
9625 E. 150th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
Sat., May 16, 11am-3pm
Hamilton County

June

Adoption PR Event
Chik-Fil-A
5340 E. Southport Rd.
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Monday, June 1, 5-8pm
Marion County

Adoption PR Event
The Children's Museum
Target Free Family Night
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Thursday, June 4, 4-7:30pm
Marion County

Adoption Education Event
Speedway Public Library
4790 W 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm
Marion County

July

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Treasure Hunt
Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds
17746-D County Road 34  Goshen, IN 46528
Wed., July 29, 9am-3pm
Elkhart County

August

Adoption PR Event
Family Fun Fair
Hamilton County Sports Complex
9625 E. 150th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Sat., August 8, 11am-3pm
Hamilton County