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Indiana Department of Child Services

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. 136) or email awolak@childrensbureau.org.

The events we have scheduled include:   

August

Adoption PR/Educational Event
The Children's Museum
Target Free Family Night
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Thursday, August 6, 4-7:30pm
Marion County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Sullivan City Police
National Night Out
Sullivan City Park
Main St.
Sullivan, IN 47882
Fri. Aug 7, 4-8pm

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

Adoption PR/Educational Event
The Cross
100 W 3rd St
Rochester, IN 46975
Sun., August 16, 9am-12pm
Fulton County

September

Adoption Minority & PR Event
15th Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day
414 Broadway St., Fountain Downtown
Madison, IN 47250
Sat., September 19, 4-9:30pm
Jefferson County

November

National Adoption Month Celebration
St. Joseph Probate Court
1000 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Fri., Nov. 13, 9-11am
St. Joseph County

National Adoption Month Celebration
Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Thurs., Nov. 19
Allen County

National Adoption Month Celebration
Elkhart County Courts
315 S. Second St. Elkhart, IN 46516
Fri., Nov. 20,  10am-12pm
Elkhart County