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AOI Update: October 2020

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

The last few months have been busy here at Adoptions of Indiana as we settle into new routines! Most importantly, we welcomed TEN sweet babies and their birth families to the AOI family. Please join us in welcoming Liam, Tatum, Betsy, Maya & Mathis, Baron, Alistair, Margaret, Charlotte & Rosie!                                
Here's what else we have been up to:

  • In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we are launching our first ever AOI Giving Grid!! This giving grid is a unique way to share the stories of AOI families, while raising crucial funds that allow us to continue to provide free, lifelong support to expectant and birth families. Please join us in honoring their bravery with a donation of your choice. View the Giving Grid here
  • We continue to follow CDC guidance and best practices when conducting in-person meetings and home visits. You can learn more about our COVID-19 procedures here.

We are honored to provide support to birth and adoptive families every step of the way.

 


 

AOI FAMILY SPOTLIGHT

Meet Frank, Andy, Lauren & Claire! We have been blessed to help Frank & Andy grow their family twiceThey shared their stories with us:

“We remember meeting with Meg the first time in 2012 in her office and feeling so welcome. We knew we had found a home with Adoptions of Indiana. Being new to the adoption process, we were so impressed with the many opportunities to learn and grow…we always felt supported on our adoption journey. 

Lauren (now 8) is the light of our lives and has changed us beyond our comprehension. Lauren has truly made us a family and brings joy into our home every day. We have Adoptions of Indiana to thank for that!

On a cold, November Friday we got a call that would forever change our family of three into a family of four. Those early days in the hospital were special with Claire and ones we will never forget. Claire is now a happy, healthy, getting-into-everything fifteen month old. 

As in our first adoption, Meg and Jennifer from AOI were there to inform, listen, and educate along the way. They did such an amazing job of facilitating interactions that built a strong relationship with Claire's birth mom that continues today.

Adoptions of Indiana will always hold a special place in our hearts, as they helped make our dream of having a family possible!”

We are so happy to be a part of your beautiful story. Thank you for being part of the AOI family!

If you are interested in sharing your family's story, please click here for more information.

 


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Although we can't gather in person, we are excited to offer two virtual classes to continue to provide helpful adoption resources to our adoptive parents. 

Talking to Preschoolers About Adoption
Pre-school children are curious about the world around them. Led by Allison Montgomery, LCSW, this class offers the opportunity to develop your skills in talking about adoption with your child and lay the groundwork for future conversations. This event will be held virtually via Zoom from 6 – 8 pm on October 28, 2020. 

Attachment Skills Class
Attachment is one of the cornerstones of developing a happy and healthy child, but how exactly do we build attachment? Led by Malinda Cox, LMHC, this class offers an introduction to attachment and demonstrates practical skills to help increase attachment between caregivers and their children. This class is perfect for both families waiting to parent, and families with infants, toddlers, or school-age children. This event will be held virtually via Zoom from 6-8pm on November 12, 2020. 

The cost for these classes is $25 per individual, or $35 per couple. To register or find out more, click here.

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Adoptions of Indiana is taking the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff and the children and families we serve by implementing new visiting procedures that align with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control.