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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. 229) or email awolak@childrensbureau.org.

The events we have scheduled include:   

April

Adoption Educational Event 
Harrison County Public Library
105 N. Capitol Ave.
Corydon, IN 47112
Wed., April 22, 6:30-7:30pm
Harrison County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Youth Health Fair
North Vernon Elementary School
810 W. Walnut Street
North Vernon, IN 47265
Thursday, April 23, 5-8pm
Jennings County

Adoption Education Event
Maring-Hunt Library
2005 S. High Street
Muncie Indiana 47302
Thursday, April 23, 6-7:30pm
Delaware County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Provider Fair
CASI
1613 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Friday, April 24, 8:30am-1pm
Clark County

Adoption PR Event 
Provider Fair
CASI Building
1613 E. 8th St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Fri., April 24, 8:30am-1pm
Clark County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Family Earth Day Celebration
Richmond Family YMCA
1215 South J St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Sat., April 25,  10am-2pm
Wayne County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Greentown Youth Baseball Opening Day Ceremony
Eastern Howard School Baseball Concession Stand
421 South Harrison Street
Greentown, IN 46936
Saturday, April 25, 9:30am-1pm
Howard County

Adoption PR Event
Healthy Kids Day
YMCA
198 Jenkins Ct. NE
Corydon, IN 47112
Sat., April 25, 11am-1pm
Harrison County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Mom 2 Mom Sale
Bakers Youth Club
765 W. Market St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
Sat., April 25, 9-11am
Kosciusko County

Adoption PR Event
Arbor/Earth Day
International Friendship Gardens
2055 US Hwy 12
Michigan City, IN 46360
Sunday, April 26, 12-4pm CST
LaPorte County

May

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Children's Mental Health Awareness Event & Flash Mob
Hamilton Center CAS (Parking lot)
500 8th Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47804
Fri., May 1, 5-7pm EST
Vigo County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1700 Monticello Park Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Sun., May 3, 12-3pm CST
Porter County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Tippecanoe Mall Mother's Day Celebration
2415 Sagamore Parkway
Lafayette, IN 47905
Thurs., May 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Tippecanoe County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
The Charger Car & Truck Show and Garage Sale
North Decatur Elementary
3300 N State Road 3
Greensburg, IN 47240
Sat., May 9th, 8 AM–3pm EST
Decatur County

Adoption PR Event
Fair in the Air
Fair Oaks Farm
856 N 600 E
Fair Oaks, IN 47943
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 10am-4pm CST
Jasper County

Adoption PR Event
7th Annual Spring
2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville IN 46060
Sat., May 9, 12-3pm
Hamilton County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
St. James Orphan Sunday
St. James Lutheran Church and School
800 Cincinnati St.
Lafayette, IN 47901
Sun., May 10, 6pm
Tippecanoe County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
24th Annual Health and Fitness Expo 2015
301 Henry St.
North Vernon, IN 47265
Sat., May 16th, 8-11am
Jennings County

Adoption PR Event
Family Fun Fair
Hamilton County Sports Complex
9625 E. 150th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
Sat., May 16, 11am-3pm
Hamilton County

June

Adoption PR Event
Chik-Fil-A
5340 E. Southport Rd.
Indianapolis, IN  46237
Monday, June 1, 5-8pm
Marion County

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

Adoption Education Event
Speedway Public Library
4790 W 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm
Marion County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
Tin Caps Baseball
Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St.
Fort Wayne, 46802
Mon., June 29, 7pm
Allen County

July

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