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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: 

November

National Adoption Day Celebration
Henry Circuit Court 1
1215 Race Street
Suite 240, Third Floor
New Castle, IN 47362
Friday, Nov. 21, 1-4pm
Henry County

National Adoption Day Celebration
Grant Superior Court 2
101 E. 4th St., Ste.300
Marion, IN 46952
Friday, Nov. 21, 9am-noon EST
Grant County

National Adoption Day Celebration
Delaware County Court House
Delaware County Justice Center
100 W. Washington St.
Muncie, IN 47305
Friday, Nov. 21, 1:30-4pm
Delaware County

National Adoption Day Celebration
Elkhart Courts Building at
315 S. 2nd St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
Friday, Nov. 21, 10am-12pm
Elkhart County

National Adoption Day Celebration
Luncheon for families who have adopted.
Gamba Ristorante
455 E. 84th Dr.
Merrillville, IN 46410
Call Jill Brown to reserve your seat: (219) 757-1881
Saturday, Nov. 22, 11am–1:30pm CST

Adoption PR Event
November Noel
459 Main St.
Brookville, IN
Saturday, Nov. 22, 1-4pm
Franklin County

Hands of Hope Information Session
Fishers Launch (@ Fishers Library)
5 Municipal Drive
Fishers, IN 46038
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9-10:30am
Hamilton County

National Adoption Day Celebration
Community Action-Southern Indiana
1613 E. 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2-4pm
Clark County

National Adoption Celebration
Bethany Lutheran Church
102 G St
LaPorte, IN 46530
November 22, 2014, 9AM to 11am CST
LaPorte County

Adoption Celebration and Education Event
Crawfordsville Public Library
205 South Washington
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2-4pm
Crawfordsville, IN
Montgomery 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

National Adoption Day Celebration
1613 E. 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Saturday, November 22, 2-4pm
Clark County

Adoption PR event
Darlington Farms
615 W. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Saturday, Nov. 22, 11am-4pm
Allen 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 & Educational Event
Celebrate Adoption! Adoption Connections Muncie Northwest YMCA
3500 N. Chadam Ln.
Muncie, IN 47304
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2-5pm EST
Delaware 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

December:

Adoption PR Event
The Handmade Holiday Show
Old Bag Factory
1100 N. Chicago Ave. Goshen, IN 46528
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9am-3pm
Elkhart County

Adoption PR Event
The Handmade Holiday Show
Old Bag Factory
1100 N. Chicago Ave.
Goshen, IN 46528
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014  9am-3pm
Elkhart County

Adoption PR Event
Holly Jolly Jamboree
Cool Creek Nature Center
2000 E. 151st Street
Carmel, IN 46033
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2-4pm
Hamilton County

Adoption Educational Event
MOPS meeting
River Oaks Church
58020 CR 115, Goshen, IN 46528
Thursday, Dec. 18, 9:15-11:15am
Elkhart County

Adoption PR Event
Family Movie Time PR event
Plymouth Public Library
201 N. Center St.
Plymouth, IN 46563
Saturday, Dec. 20, 12:30-3:30pm
Marshall County

Adoption PR Event
Winter Break/Silly Safari
Cool Creek Nature Center
2000 E. 151st Street
Carmel, IN 46033
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1-2pm
Hamilton County