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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:  

March

Adoption PR Event
The Children’s Museum
Target Free Family Night
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Thursday, March 5, 4-7:30pm

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Shiloh Park Camp
SPARK 2015
1734 South 350 East
Marion, Indiana 46953
Thurs., Fri., Sat., March 5-7
Grant County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Columbus Kids Resale
Northside Middle School
1400 27th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Saturday, March 7, 8-11:30am
Bartholomew County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Morrison-Reeves Library
80 North 6th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Wayne County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Inspiring Abilities Expo
Greenfield Central High School
810 N. Broadway
Greenfield, IN 46140
Saturday March 14, 9am-1pm
http://www.fuseinc.org/register-now-for-the-2015-inspiring-abilities-expo-2/
Hancock County

Adoption PR Event
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana's International Trip Craft Show
Shepard of the Hills Church
3600 Oak Hill Rd.
Evansville, IN 47711
Saturday, March 14, 9am-3pm CST
Vanderburgh County

Adoption PR/Education Event
Celebrating Healthy Hearts Health Fair
Community Health Net
Genesis Convention Center
1 Genesis Plaza
Gary, IN 46404
Saturday, March 14, 10am-1:00pm
Lake County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
IVY Tech State College
MATTER IN MOTION
8000 South Education Dr.
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Saturday, March 21, 10am-2pm
Vigo County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Woodlawn Heights Church
468 North Woodlawn Heights Drive (off of SR 32)
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Sunday, March 22, 8am-12:30pm
Montgomery County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Portage Public Library
2665 Irving St,
Portage, IN 46368
Wednesday, March 25, 12-4pm CST
Porter County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Resource & Health Fair 2015
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Thursday, March 26, 1-6pm
Hamilton County

Adoption Educational Event
Hands of Hope Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry
Adoption Information Meeting
Freedom Church
2350 Connor Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Monday, March 26, 7-9:30pm
Hamilton County

Adoption AEE & PR Event
IN Association of Home Educators’ Convention
IN State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28
8am–6:30pm daily
Marion County

Adoption Educational Event
Kennedy Library Meeting Room
1700 W. McGalliard
Muncie, IN 47304
Monday, March 30, 6-8pm
Delaware County

Adoption PR/Educational Event
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana's Breaking the Cycle Conference
The Marten House Conference Center
1801 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN  16260
Tuesday, March 31, 9am-5:15pm
Marion County

April

Adoption PR Event
Heritage Federal Home Show
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St.
Evansville, IN 47708
Saturday, April 11, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 12, 10am-4pm CST
Vanderburgh County

Adoption Educational/PR Event
2015 Children's Health Fair
Muncie Children's Museum
515 S. High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Saturday, April 18, 10am-2pm
http://www.munciemuseum.com/programsevents/annual-events
Delaware 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 PR/Educational Event
Provider Fair
CASI
1613 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Friday, April 24, 8:30am-1pm
Clark County

May

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