ADOPTIONS OF INDIANA is a licensed, not-for-profit, child-placing agency dedicated to giving hope to children, birth parents, and adoptive families.
BACK TO SCHOOL!
Summer is over and everyone is posting adorable “First Day of…” chalkboard photos on Facebook. A new school year always comes with transitions and new experiences, but as families built through adoption, we sometimes face some additional challenges.
When (and how!) do you talk to your child's teacher about your family's adoption journey? What details, if any, are relevant to your child's success at school? How do you explain the dynamic of an active and engaged birth family that might join you for school functions? The answers to these questions are different for everyone, but check out this article for some great insights from adoptive parents.
HAVE FUN, WHILE BUILDING A COMMUNITY!
One of the things that sets us apart at Adoptions of Indiana is the fact that we are a nonprofit agency. Although our adoptive placement program is maintained through fees-for-service, the is NEVER a fee for our expectant and birth parent services. From options counseling to connecting with parenting resources or creating an adoption plan to providing lifelong support, our generous donors allow us to provide these services at no cost.
How can you help? Get your tickets to our Family Fun Day now!
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!
The last few months have been busy here at Adoptions of Indiana! Most importantly, we welcomed TWO sweet babies and their birth families to the AOI family. Please join us in welcoming Harrison and Mallorie!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
We are doing something a little different for our annual fundraiser this year! Join Adoptions of Indiana at Victory Field for a day of baseball, family & fun! On Sunday, August 18, the Indianapolis Indians take on Lehigh Valley Ironpigs and we want to see our AOI family there. First pitch is at 1:35 pm and its “Kids Eat Free” Sunday!
WHAT IS OPENNESS…
…whatever you make it to be. One of the many beautiful things about adoption is that its never a “one size fits all”. Each adoption is unique and each relationship grows and changes over time. Meet three brave women with very different experiences:
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!
It is hard to believe that the first quarter of 2019 is over! In the last three months, we have welcomed SIX sweet babies and their birth families to the AOI family. Please join us in welcoming Brayden, Maisey, Remy, Julian, Owen, and Jude.
All You Need Is Love…
Happy New Year Friends!
We hope 2019 is off to a good start for you and your family. With the new year, comes new goals and resolutions. At Adoptions of Indiana, we have also set goals for the new year: to serve more expectant families, to empower and equip more families and to raise crucial funds to provide options counseling and lifelong support.
With the New Year approaching, many of us are reflecting on the past year and making plans for 2019. One thing that never changes, year over year, is the lifelong support we provide our families.
This Christmas, dozens of gifts were donated for three birth families. Friends of AOI, like you, donated everything from books and clothes, to baby dolls and dinosaurs, to gift cards and pots and pans. We worked with two of these families this year, but one of the women we wanted to support this year, is a birth mom from a number of years ago who is now fighting cancer. We are always, ALWAYS, here to provide free support, counseling, and community as long as it is wanted.
Just two weeks ago, we hosted our Birth Family Christmas Party here in the office. We caught up with families from years past, celebrated new babies and engagements(!) and enjoyed the company of one other. We also host a Birth Parent Support Network, an online community where birth parents can safely and respectfully discuss relationships with their child's adoptive family, celebrate new photos or comfort each other through difficult times.
Events and special projects like these are always available to birth families at no cost to them. The ONLY way this level of support and commitment is possible, is through the support of our generous donors. We thank you for your continued support.
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We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with all our clients – adoptive, expectant and birth families. As we get to know them, we hope to gain insight into their family dynamics and how we can best support them.
This week, we want to share “Kaitlin's” story with you. Kaitlin is a birth mom who previously made an adoption plan for a child. A couple years later, she found herself pregnant again, in a very difficult situation. She again reached out to us and Amy, spent time with her providing support and options counseling. Kaitlin ultimately chose an adoptive family for her baby,
Two days later, she went into early labor. Because her family situation was so strained, she called Amy to be with her during this scary time. Kaitlin, unfortunately, lost the baby, but Amy spent three days in the hospital with her, providing support, advocating for her with the doctors and hospital staff, and helping navigate her family dynamics.
It is impossible to assign a value to the time Amy was able to spend with Kaitlin. Our commitment to the families we serve is unparalleled. The ONLY way this level of service is possible, is through the support of our generous donors. We thank you for your continued support.
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