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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. 229) or email awolak@childrensbureau.org.

The events we have scheduled include:   

May

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Non-Profit Fair
New Hope Church
2746 US-231 South
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Thurs., May 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Montgomery County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Batesville Kiwanis Annual Carnival
131 Batesville Shopping Village
Batesville, IN 47006
Sat., May 23, Noon-11pm
Ripley County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Clarksville Public Library
1312 Eastern Blvd.
Clarksville, IN 47129
Wed., May 27, 6:30-7:30pm
Clark County

June

Adoption PR Event
Chick-Fil-A
5240 E. Southport Rd.
Indianapolis, IN  46237
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

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Pride in the Park
Four Winds Field/South Bend Cubs Stadium
501 W. South St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Sat., June 20, 1-5pm
St. Joseph County 

Adoption Educational/PR Event
Tin Caps Baseball
Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St.
Fort Wayne, 46802
Mon., June 29, 7pm
Allen County

July

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Newburgh Farmers Market Kids Day
1 E. Water St.
Newburgh, IN 47630
Sat., July 18, 9am-12pm
Warrick County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Pride Family Picnic
Lawton Park
1900 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Sun., July 19,  12-2pm
Allen County

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