Welcome To Adoptions of Indiana Adoptive Placement Program
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 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.
Adoptive Placement Services
With the advent of the Internet, the field of adoption is experiencing a major shift in how birth and adoptive families are becoming connected with one another. Over the last several years the internet has become important in the process. More and more women who are considering adoption are searching the internet to locate adoption services, and prospective adoptive families.
In order to be more helpful to our clients, Adoptions of Indiana offers networking, matching, and full placement services to our clients. This will allow expectant women to have options counseling and support services available to them immediately and will provide a way to directly connect with prospective adoptive parents through our agency. We strive to develop relationships with prospective adoptive parents that are close, supportive, relaxed and genuine in nature so that our families will feel comfortable seeking guidance from us when needed.
To learn more about our placement program, please review the information in the “Documents” section below and then reach out to Amy Nicholas to schedule a personal, FREE consultation. Amy will walk you through the adoption process, answer any questions you have, and help determine if Adoptions of Indiana is a good fit for your family. Consultations take place at Adoptions of Indiana's office and typically last about 90 minutes.
Our placement program policy requires prospective adoptive families complete a full adoptive home study including background checks, pre-adoption education, medical screening, financial disclosures and home visits. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age, live in the state of Indiana and be a citizen of the United States. If you are adopting as a couple, Adoptions of Indiana requires couples to be married for a minimum of two years.
If you work with our agency through the entire placement process, the cost is approximately $30,000. This includes your required background checks, education, home study, networking and matching services, as well as assistance for your birth mom and legal fees. Please review our fee schedule for more information.
The home study process takes approximately 8-10 weeks to complete. Once you are home study approved, you will begin networking and be eligible to be matched with expectant moms. The waiting period varies greatly depending upon your openness to different situations (i.e. race, drug and alcohol exposure, mental health history, etc.) Our expectant parents choose the family for their baby and their desires will be taken into consideration, rather than waiting time.
Absolutely! We welcome the opportunity to help you start or grow your family!
Our agency is a firm believer in the benefits of open adoption for all parties. Degrees of openness vary by circumstance and our staff will help you navigate the relationship with your child's birth family.
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.
‘I've had the honor of working with women considering adoption and birth mothers for over 25 years. I'm always impressed with their grit and desire to put the needs of their children first, whether that is by making an adoption plan or by choosing to parent. Walking by their sides throughout the process and building supportive relationships that have lasted years, sometimes decades, is one of my favorite parts of the adoption process.'