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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:  

February

Adoption PR Event
Greenwood Park Mall - Food Court
1251 US 31 North
Greenwood, IN  46142
Thursday, Feb. 26, 4-8pm
Johnson County

Adoption PR/ Educational Event
Black Culture Market Event 
Bethel AME Church 
302 North Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN 47404              
Friday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7pm
Monroe County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
Community Days Event
Concord Mall
3701 Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517
Saturday, Feb.  28, 10am-5pm
Elkhart County

March

Adoption PR/Educational Event
YMCA Harrison County
198 Jenkins Court Northeast
Corydon, IN 47112
Monday, March 2, 6-8pm
Harrison County

Adoption PR Event
The Children’s Museum
Target Free Family Night
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Thursday, March 5, 4-7:30pm

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Provider Fair
CASI
1613 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Friday, March 6, 8:30am-1pm
Clark County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Columbus Kids Resale
Northside Middle School
1400 27th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Saturday, March 7, 8-11:30am
Bartholomew County

Adoption PR Event
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana's International Trip Craft Show
Shepard of the Hills Church
3600 Oak Hill Rd.
Evansville, IN 47711
Saturday, March 14, 9am-3pm CST
Vanderburgh County

Adoption PR/Education Event
Celebrating Healthy Hearts Health Fair
Community Health Net
Genesis Convention Center
1 Genesis Plaza
Gary, IN 46404
Saturday, March 14, 10am-1:00pm
Lake County

Adoption AEE & PR Event
IN Association of Home Educators’ Convention
IN State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28
8am–6:30pm daily
Marion County

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

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
Youth Health Fair
North Vernon Elementary School
810 W. Walnut Street
North Vernon, IN 47265
Thursday, April 23, 5-8pm
Jennings 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