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Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Adoption  > Adoption Awareness Calendar Adoption Awareness Calendar

The Indiana Adoption Program is a statewide initiative to find forever families for Indiana’s foster children. There are 18 Adoption Champions (ACs) located throughout Indiana to help inform the community of the need for adoptive homes and to help identify families for waiting children. There are three types of events offered to the various regions—Adoption Educational Events, Adoption PR Events, and National Adoption Day Events. All events below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. At each event, the ACs discuss the need for adoption, the type of children waiting to be adopted, special needs of the adoptive children, and the adoption process. Educational Events provide information and materials in hope of recruiting forever families. Adoption PR events are typically located at community festivals or gatherings. National Adoption Day Events take place in November (National Adoption Month). They recognize and celebrate the families and children who have come together through adoption, as well as create a greater awareness about the need for adoptive families in Indiana.

See map of region and SNAP Specialist listings.

If you have any questions about the events or would like to know how to become more involved, please contact Anna Wolak at 317-545-5281 (Ext. 136) or email awolak@childrensbureau.org.

The events we have scheduled include:   

July

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Decatur County 4-H Fair
Decatur County Fairground
545 S. Co. Rd. 200 W.
Greensburg, IN 47240
Thurs. July 9-Thurs. July 16
Decatur County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Children's Bureau - NACS 4th Annual Community Fair
Bethel Family Worship Center
24 S. Lynhurst Dr.
Indianapolis, IN  46241
Sat., July 11, Noon-3pm
Marion County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Fish Lake Festival
Fish Lake Conservation Club
7873 E St. Rd 4
Fish Lake, IN 46574
Sat., July 11, 9am-3:30pm CST
LaPorte County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Newburgh Farmers Market Kids Day
1 E. Water St.
Newburgh, IN 47630
Sat., July 18, 9am-12pm
Warrick County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Pride Family Picnic
Lawton Park
1900 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Sun., July 19,  12-2pm
Allen County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Treasure Hunt
Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds
17746-D County Road 34  Goshen, IN 46528
Wed., July 29, 9am-3pm
Elkhart County

August

Adoption PR/Educational Event
The Children's Museum
Target Free Family Night
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Thursday, August 6, 4-7:30pm
Marion County

Adoption PR Event
Family Fun Fair
Hamilton County Sports Complex
9625 E. 150th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Sat., August 8, 11am-3pm
Hamilton County

September

Adoption Minority & PR Event
15th Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day
414 Broadway St., Fountain Downtown
Madison, IN 47250
Sat., September 19, 4-9:30pm
Jefferson County