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!
Becky Messina-Graham | MSW, LSW
Expectant Parent Services
Becky Messina-Graham is a social worker with a background in both healthcare and adoption. Her personal and professional experiences allow her to provide excellent care to our expectant and birth families. Becky is an adoptee of a closed adoption who met her birthmother and family several years ago. She is blessed to enjoy positive relationships with both birth and adoptive families and sees them often.
Amy Nicholas | BSW, LSW
Coordinator of Outreach & Supervisor of Expectant/Birth Parent Services
Amy Nicholas has been working in adoption and foster care for more than 25 years. She works primarily in outreach, education, and supporting expectant and birth parents. Amy has a passion for educating the public and professionals about adoption and empowering her clients to make positive decisions. She values the impact that compassion, honesty, education, options counseling and support have on all members of the adoption triad.
Meg Sterchi | ACSW, LCSW
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.