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Indiana Department of Child Services

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DCS Spotlight

November is National Adoption Month

Throughout November, DCS Indiana Adoption Program in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, county courts, and other community organizations, will host more than 25 National Adoption Month celebrations throughout the state. These celebrations will honor Hoosier adoptive families, and provide information to others on how they can take the first steps toward becoming foster and/or adoptive parents.

 Click here for a list of upcoming celebrations.

Additional Adoption Information

There has been a steady increase in adoptions since State Fiscal Year 2014 (SFY) when there were 1,038 adoptions, compared to SFY 2016, when the total number of finalized adoptions was 1,509. Click here for a report on DCS Adoption Statistics.

While this is good news, the number of children in recruitment for an adoptive family has also steadily increased to the highest we’ve ever seen. On average DCS is actively recruiting adoptive homes for 120 – 150 youth statewide. Of those, 80 percent are over the age of 11 and a 25 percent are a part of sibling groups.

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