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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: 

August

Adoption PR Event
Farmers Market
Minnetrista Orchard Shop
311 W. St. Joseph St.
Muncie, IN
August 30, 2014 8am-12N EST
Region 7

September

Adoption PR/Educational event
Rainbow (LBGTQ) Callout
Purdue Memorial Union
101 North Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Tuesday, September 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Tippecanoe County

Adoption PR Event
Information Fair
Ivy Tech State College
8204 Old Indiana 311
Sellersburg, In 47172
Thursday, September 4, 11am-1:30pm
Clark County

Adoption PR Event
Tipton Pork Festival
Downtown Tipton
Tipton Indiana
September 4, 5, & 6
Tipton County

Adoption PR
Dan Patch Days
Rommel Park
Oxford, IN 47971
Friday,  September 5, 4-9pm
Benton County

Adoption PR & Educational Event
SIA Associate Appreciation Day Volunteer Fair
SIA Rec Center Grounds (located in the SIA Gym)
5500 SR 38 East - East Entrance
Saturday, September 6, 4:30-7:00pm
Tippecanoe County

Adoption PR Event
Central Christian Church
1434 W. 2nd Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Sunday, September 7, 8:30-11am
Jackson County

Adoption Educational Event
Hands of Hope Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry
Fishers Library Launch Conference Room
5 Municipal Drive
Fishers, IN 46038
Sunday, September 7, 3pm-4pm EST
Hamilton County

Adoption PR Event
Hoosier Farm Day
Washington Park Zoo
Saturday, September 13, 11am-3pm CST
115 Lake Shore Dr.
Michigan City, IN 46360
LaPorte County

Adoption PR Event
Fun Fest
Living Hope Church
11605 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Saturday, September 13, 9am-3pm EST
Marion County

Adoption PR Event
Title: Family Safety Day
Place:  Center Lake Park
119 E. Canal St., Warsaw, IN 46580
September 13 
Kosciusko County

Adoption PR Event
IARCA 2014 Conference
Indianapolis Marriot East
7202 East 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN  46219
Tues. & Wed.  September 16 & 17
8am – 4:30pm
Marion County

Adoption PR Event
Friday Night on the Square
Town Square
Salem, IN 47167
Friday, September 19, 6-10 pm
Washington County

Adoption PR Event
Frankton Heritage Days
850 North 575 West
Frankton Indiana 46044
September 19-21
Madison County

Adoption PR & Educational Event
14th Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day
414 Broadway St., Fountain Downtown
Madison, IN 47250
Saturday, September 20, 4pm-9:30 pm
Jefferson County

Adoption PR event
2014 Tree City Fall Festival
150 Courthouse Sq.
Greensburg, IN 47240
Friday, September 26, 12-10:30pm
Saturday, September 27, 9am-10pm
Decatur County

Adoption Education Event
Franklin Road Public Library
Community Room
5550 S. Franklin Rd.
Indianapolis, IN  46239
Saturday, September 27, 10:30am
Marion County

Adoption PR Event
Bicentennial
201 E. Market St.
Salem, In 47167
Saturday, September 27, 1-9 pm
Sunday, September 28, 11-5pm
Washington County

October

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Resource & Adoptive Parent (RAPT) Conference
Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport
2500 S. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
October 9-11
Thurs. and Fri.: 7:30am6pm
Saturday: 7:30am-2pm
To register: http://www.rapt-indiana.org/
Marion County

Adoption PR Event
IndyFamilyFest
Expo Building, IN State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Saturday, October 11, 9am-4pm
Marion County

Adoption Educational Event
Adoption and Foster Care Information Meeting
Anderson Public Library
111 E. 12th Street
Anderson, IN 46016
Saturday, October 18, 10am-11am EST
Madison County

Adoption PR Event
Ministry Fair
First Baptist Church
525 Hayden Pike
North Vernon, IN 47265
Sunday October 26, 5-8pm
Jennings County

November

Adoption PR Event
Orphan Sunday
Brookville Road Community Church
7480 W. US 52
New Palestine, IN 46163
Saturday, November 1, 6:30-6:50pm (after service)
Hancock County

Adoption PR Event
Orphan Sunday
Brookville Road Community Church
7480 W. US 52
New Palestine, IN 46163
Sunday, November 2, 10am-12:45pm
Hancock County

Adoption Educational Event
Adoption Information Meeting
Hands of Hope Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry
5504 E. 146th Street
Noblesville, IN 46062
Saturday, November 22, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hamilton County

Adoption Educational Event
Adoption Information Meeting
Hands of Hope Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry
5504 E. 146th Street
Noblesville, IN 46062
Sunday, November 23, 9:00am-10:00am
Hamilton County

Adoption PR Event
Fisher's YMCA
9093 E. 126th Street
Fishers, IN 46038
Monday, November 24, 10am-2pm
Hamilton County

Adoption PR Event
Fisher's YMCA
9093 E. 126th Street
Fishers, IN 46038
Saturday, November 29, 10am-2pm
Hamilton County