ADOPTIONS OF INDIANA is a licensed, not-for-profit, child-placing agency dedicated to giving hope to children, birth parents, and adoptive families.
2018 is off to a busy start at Adoptions of Indiana! We have been lucky enough to be a part of the start of three adoption journeys already. With each new start, we are reminded of the unique and precious nature of each adoption story. While they are not without grief, pain, and challenge, it is beautiful to see birth and adoptive parents unite to put the child at the center of their decision-making.
Holiday Greetings! Hard to believe the holidays are upon us again! As we wrap up 2017, we wanted to take a moment to reach out and reconnect with you, our friends, family, clients, and community. A lot has gone on this year and we’re excited to share a bit about it with you. Throughout this year, we have been reminded time and again that it is only because of you that we are able to pursue our mission, and for that we humbly thank you.
We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out on October 8th to celebrate, build community, and fundraise! The turnout was awesome and we loved the new location at the Downtown Indy Canal Walk. There was an endless supply of kids’ activities and Clif bars and the DJ kept things groovy. The Halloween costumes added a flair to the festivities; both Batman and Spiderman made an appearance!
The Numbers: 237 participants, 758.2 miles walked/run, and over $22,000 raised.
Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR time at the Downtown Canal on October 8th and support Adoption of Indiana’s biggest fundraising event of the year—the In It for the Long Run 5K Family Fun Run!
Whether you’re an avid runner, casual jogger, power walker, or you just want to take a stroll on the canal, don’t miss this opportunity to join in this can’t-miss fall 5K AND support Adoption of Indiana’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Serious runners—we have you covered with chip-timed readers that will give you an accurate reading of your run—down to the moment you cross that finish line.
Little ones—come in your costume and have some spooktacular fun for the whole family!
Save the date and register below for this fall 5K you won’t want to miss!
Own a business and want to show your support? Become a sponsor! Visit our sponsorship page for more information. But hurry, t-shirts will be printed soon, and we’ll want to include your logo on the swag!
Throughout the month of May, eight local high schools competed in raising money through Papa John’s pizza purchases. The students collaborated in choosing two local charities that would receive the proceeds of the pizza sales. Adoptions of Indiana was blessed to be one of the organizations chosen, along with Happy Hollow Children’s Camp. We are extremely blessed by the generosity of Papa John’s and the Papa Cares Foundation for partnering with the MIC Network to develop the May of MIC Miracles campaign. On June 1st, representatives of our agency met with students at Warren Central High School for a check presentation ceremony.
Reflections from 13th Annual Birth Mothers’ Day Celebration
On May 4, 2017 Adoptions of Indiana hosted its 13th Birthmother’s Day Celebration. This precious event is held each year to honor the women amongst us who chose to give their child the gift of life. We pay tribute to those who found a family to love their child despite their own, deep desire for motherhood and their own pain. Each year, we pay tribute to women who selflessly chose adoption.
Spring has sprung! Here at Adoptions of Indiana we’re settling into the swing of 2017 and looking forward to what this year will bring. From the excitement of participating in Brackets for Good, to prepping for our Birth Mother’s Day Celebration, to scoping out options for our annual In it for the Long Run 5k, our staff and board are keeping busy!
Annual Birth Mother’s Day Celebration
The majority of our attention, at this moment in time, is focused on the approaching Birth Mother’s Day Celebration. For the past 13 years, this event has served as a foundational pillar of our mission. It represents everything we strive for; a moment to step out of our daily routine to honor and celebrate the women who have inspired our work. As a child-centered agency we rely on our birth and adoptive parents to make those decisions that put the needs of their child before their own. This celebration is a chance to honor that deep commitment.
We’re so excited to share our participation as a 2017 Community Partner of Brackets For Good with you!
We can win and you can help!
At the end of six rounds, one nonprofit will be left standing and will receive the grand prize of $10,000. That could go a long way in our mission to provide specialized support and services to those touched by adoption in Indiana.
Before you skim over this post and discard it, I highly encourage you to read it in its entirety. I know free time is rare and precious, but so is the work that we do.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you for being a part of our wonderful Adoptions of Indiana community. As you know it’s much more than a community; it’s a family. Our mission and vision are simple and true- to provide invaluable services to birth and adoptive families throughout the adoptive life cycle.
Over the past 21 years, we have helped over 2,500 families through home studies, birth parent counseling, and placements. That means Adoptions of Indiana has touched over 10,000 lives in some way and has made a lasting impact. Knowing this fills our hearts and fuels our work—and we rely on the generosity of others to make each day possible.
After celebrating Thanksgiving, we reflect on all of our families, past, present and future, and we are grateful. It is a big responsibility that birth families have entrusted us to help place their child with an adoptive family. We’re honored and take this trust seriously. It is also fitting that a month of giving thanks is also National Adoption Month.
Yay! We did it! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone that participated in our second annual In It For The Long Run 5K Family Fun Run/Walk. The turn out was phenomenal and the weather was gorgeous. Our families had such a great time catching up and meeting new people. The children enjoyed face painting and lots of games.