Adoptions of Indiana seeks to identify and meet the needs of adoptees and birth and adoptive families through compassionate and comprehensive adoption services.
Every child in a loving and caring home. Every adoptee and parent supported. Every community educated.
About Adoptions of Indiana
Adoptions of Indiana is a full service adoption agency. We provide services such as adoptive preparation/home studies, adoptive education, matching, placement, post-placement supervision, and ongoing adoption education and support to adoptive families, adoption options counseling to expectant parents, pre and post-placement counseling and support services to birth families, search and reconnection services to adult adoptees, and community adoption education.
Adoptions of Indiana was founded in 1995 by professionals in the fields of mental health and social work whose lives were personally touched by adoption. Adoptions of Indiana is licensed by the State of Indiana as a child-placing agency and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All of our clinical staff are licensed social workers with extensive expertise in adoption, grief and loss, and child welfare issues.
Our agency is a member of the National Council for Adoption, and the North American Council on Adoptable Children. In addition to being licensed in the state of Indiana, we are also licensed and approved by the state of Connecticut to assist their families who are adopting children born in Indiana.
Adoptions of Indiana provides domestic and international adoption services to Indiana residents. We know that as you begin to gather information about adoption you’re likely to have more questions. In fact, the more you know, the more questions you’ll probably have. We recognize the importance of receiving valuable information and believe that by providing you with knowledge, tools, and education on various adoptive issues, we are empowering you through your adoption process. Our staff works closely with each expectant parent and/or prospective adoptive family to educate and support them in developing an adoption plan that is child-centered and appropriate to their specific needs.
We know first-hand that the adoption process, at any stage, is stressful. We strive to anticipate and respond to your ongoing needs. Our highly experienced staff is on-call for emergencies and offers evening and weekend hours for appointments when necessary.
What Our Families Say About AOI
Meet Our Staff
Meg Sterchi | ACSW, LCSW
Meg Sterchi, a founder and the executive director of ADOPTIONS OF INDIANA, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the area of adoption. She has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and social work focusing on children and families, mental health, and education. For the last 25 of those years she has focused on working with birth and adoptive families, preparing and supporting them throughout the adoption process. She also has personal experience with adoption, as an adoptive mother. It was this personal experience that led her to open ADOPTIONS OF INDIANA.
Meg’s work focuses on the clinical issues surrounding private, domestic, and international adoption. Meg firmly believes that adoption is a loving choice for an unexpected pregnancy and is dedicated to the education and preparation of adoptive families and to the continuing improvement of the public's perception of adoption. She is guided by her philosophy that a major focus of adoption agencies should be to prepare, support, and educate all parties involved in an adoption. Children are best served by parents who are well prepared to understand and deal with adoptive issues that arise throughout the adoptive life cycle.
Meg was honored by the US Congress in 2013 as a CCAI Angel in Adoption. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She received her MSW from Indiana University School of Social Work and her BA from Purdue University.
Meg, her husband, David, and their two sons Grant and Gavin are blessed to be a family joined together through adoption. They enjoy biking, traveling, sailing, and other water sports together.
Jennifer Morrissey | MSW, LSW
Social Work Supervisor
Jennifer Morrissey started working in the field of adoption in 1999 and quickly discovered her passion for adoption. She began working in domestic adoption, but when a need came for someone to take over the international programs, she quickly learned about the possibilities within international adoption, and what joy it was to find homes for orphaned children. Through her international work, Jennifer has had the pleasure and opportunity to travel around the world.
Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She loves working with families in every stage of the adoption process, seeing them through the various stops on the adoption journey to becoming a forever family. She believes in the value of education, and being prepared to parent a child according to their individual needs.
Jennifer enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family. She has three children: Aidan, Alyssa, and Eli.
Allison Montgomery | MSW, LCSW
Allison Montgomery is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University and her Bachelor’s Degree from DePauw University. She worked primarily with children and families during her career in such areas as homelessness, mental health, and school social work prior to joining ADOPTIONS OF INDIANA in 2007.
Allison became interested in the adoption field as she and her husband began the process of their child’s adoption from China. She has developed a deep respect for the adoptive process and both the difficult and amazing journey it allows. She feels fortunate to have personal understanding of what adoptive parents experience. This has also helped her know how important it is to educate oneself on adoption and the possible needs of the adopted child.
Allison and her husband, James, welcomed home Maya in 2007 and are thrilled to be her parents. They enjoy time together as a family. Allison enjoys traveling, reading, sports, and has a deep passion and love for animals.
Malinda Cox | LMHC
Malinda Cox is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University. She worked primarily with children and families in foster care, post-adoption, and school counseling prior to joining Adoptions of Indiana.
Malinda loves spending time with her husband, Adam and their children Violet and Rowan. As a family they enjoy traveling, hiking and all things outdoors, eating donuts around Indy, and kitchen dance parties.
Amber Sermersheim | BS
Office and Development Manager
Amber Sermersheim is a graduate of Ball State University where she earned a Bachelors in Legal Studies. After four years in the legal field, she was called to the nonprofit sector and has worked in fundraising and donor development since 2012. Amber is eager to serve birth and adoptive families and support the work of AOI where ever possible.
Amber, her husband Adam, and their son Colton enjoy “Family Pizza Movie Night”, football, home improvement projects and family trips.
Outreach & Adoption Educator
Andrea Albertsen is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science. Her passion for working with nonprofit organizations runs deep. As a former Director of Marketing & Communications for local health centers, she has great outreach experience and is excited to create more awareness for AOI and our services.
Andrea and her husband, Brian, have a handsome little boy named Beckett that is the son-shine of their lives. Since his birth in 2020, they mostly enjoy spending time with family and hope to have more adventures in the near future. Andrea adores all animals, loves to read and bake and is passionate about dance (she even taught competitive teams for nearly fifteen years)!
Our Efforts In Humanitarian Outreach
- Expertly prepared presentations for attorneys, health care professionals, and many more who need an in-depth study of adoption
- Continuing educational training sessions for the adoption community through conferences, workshops and seminars
- Adoption education seminars for secondary schools and universities
- International humanitarian efforts for South Africa’s AIDS orphans
Meet Our Board
I’m a born and raised Hoosier, with all my immediate family still living in the city. My daughter, Bryn, is my greatest joy and greatest challenge 🙂 Her Dad and I adopted her at birth and we’re passionate about the positive benefits of open adoption. This has fueled my desire to be an active volunteer and Board Member for AOI. I’ve worked at Salesforce for 7 years where I’m a Regional VP of Sales. I graduated from Xavier University and enjoy watching sports, eating good food, Orange Theory classes, hanging with my mom and sisters, and traveling with my boyfriend.
Justin J. Angrick
My name is Justin Angrick and I currently serve on the Adoptions of Indiana Board of Directors. My daytime career is in construction management with Messer Construction here in Indianapolis. Following completion of my civil engineering courses at Purdue, I married my wonderful wife and moved to the west side of Indianapolis. We have put down our roots in the community and our church, Cornerstone Christian Church in Brownsburg.
My wife and I were led to adoption through prayer and consideration over the course of several years early in our marriage. We’re an adoptive & foster family and have seen the wonderful joy and healing that adoption can bring. It was this positive experience that led me to seek a way to donate my time and efforts to see more adoptees and adoptive families united. My search led me to Adoptions of Indiana and I have been happily serving since early 2018. I’m happy to see lives changed for the better in the same way that my family has been blessed through adoption.
Julie K. Keck | MD, FAAP
My name is Julie Keck and I am a pediatrician and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. I currently serve as the Lead Medical Director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Indiana Medicaid Plan. I have been with the organization for the past 6 years. Prior to that, I spent 10 years at Riley Children’s Hospital in the Department of Developmental Pediatrics. There, I directed the International Adoption Program and evaluated children and youth at risk for special health care needs.
I am married to John Champley who is a pediatrician at Northpoint Pediatrics. We have 2 children and live on a family farm in Noblesville. I am committed to AOI because I am committed to the health and well-being of children. AOI stands apart from the rest because it considers and respects the well-being of the birth parents, adoptive parents and children who connect them all.
Hi, my name is Brandy Morris. I currently serve as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Adoptions of Indiana and have served on the board for 2 years. I am a graduate of Purdue University and now enjoy my work as a Senior Proactive Services Engineer for Salesforce. I live in Indianapolis with my husband Eli and our kiddos Harrison and Charlotte. As an adult adoptee, I am passionate about the services AOI provides and the child-centered focus of our programs. The birth mom counseling is my particular favorite program, as I believe every woman deserves to be heard and to understand our rights.