Life-Long Support

Birth Parent Support Network

Adoptions of Indiana facilitates a private Facebook Group, “Indiana Birthparents” where those who have placed a child for adoption may share their joys and sorrows and receive encouragement, wisdom, and support from other women who have walked the same path. All birth parents with a connection to Indiana may be included. Please contact our office at (317) 505-0935 if you wish to be invited to the group!

Each May, we hold our annual Birth Mother's Day Celebration. In recent years, the event has been changed from a dinner to a Saturday brunch, This is a time when birth mothers and their supporters can come together to celebrate their children, their role as birth parents and to share the grief and loss that comes with placing a child for adoption. All birth mothers and a support person are welcome and childcare is always provided. Please call our office to RSVP.

In addition, Adoptions of Indiana holds social gatherings and educational opportunities throughout the year, as well as an annual holiday party, to provide birth parents an opportunity to come together and feel a sense of community with others who are on similar journeys. Please watch our “Events” section as a well as our Facebook Group for notification of events.

Birth Mother's Day Celebration

Each May our Birth Parent Support Network sponsors our annual Birth Mother’s Day celebration which includes brunch and a ceremony. This event honors and validates birth mothers for the role they have in their birth children’s lives. Women invite a support person to attend with them and enjoy a meal together with others who understand their journey.

In 2019, the Birthmother's Day Celebration was on Saturday, May 11th  from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Contact  Meg to learn more about next year's event. Childcare will be provided.

We'd Love to Hear From You!

Have questions about our Birth Parent Support Network? Contact Meg to learn more!

Meg Sterchi | ACSW, LCSW

Executive Director

Meg Sterchi is the founder and Executive Director of Adoptions of Indiana. For the last 20 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. 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. 

'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 side throughout the process and building supportive relationships that have lasted years, sometimes decades, is one of my favorite parts of the adoption process.’

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