Welcome! Adopting a child is exciting and wondrous, but the process can be rather intimidating (even scary at times). It is our goal at Adoption Connections to provide you with enough information,support, education, resources, and referrals to take the intimidation out of the process.
While we aren’t currently adding to our waiting list of hopeful adoptive families, we are happy to answer your questions and will try to point you in the right direction to connect with licensed adoption agencies and attorneys.
If you are looking for support or educational opportunities, we offer a monthly support group, called “Grafted In” to adoptive families (those who have adopted and and those hoping to adopt) and we also offer educational workshops.
We attempt to answer a few questions below as well. Do contact us if want more information or if you have other questions!
We hold a monthly support group for adopting families. Jessica Gors, our Resource Coordinator, facilitates this group. She can be reached at 765-288-3111 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer educational workshops, typically twice a year. We normally post about these on our blog / event page, but feel free to contact Jessica if you are curious about when our next workshop might be, or if you have an idea for a workshop topic! We are always open to suggestions.
We offer referrals to adoption agencies and adoption attorneys who can assist you in your adoption journey.
We are also open to answering your questions about adoption. Feel free to contact us anytime.
A home study is a comprehensive background and investigation check done by a licensed child placing agency within your state of residence.
A home study includes the gathering of social and medical information about you and everyone in your immediate household. It includes home visits by a social worker, as well as criminal background and child protection checks (on local, state, and federal levels). You will need to provide references and a lot of information. Once the ‘study” is complete, the agency will write a report that will hopefuly conclude with a recommendation that you be permitted to adopt a child
Our placing parents will only view families that have gone through this process and received a favorable recommendation because: (1) the law in Indiana and in most states require a home study with a positive recommendation before a child can be placed in an adoptive home; (2) placing parents deserve to know that the adoptive family they have lovingly and selflessly picked for their child have been carefully screened; and last but definitely not least (3) the child’s best interests require such a careful and thorough screening.
A profile is your way of presenting yourself to a placing parent. Placing parents select adoptive families by first looking at written presentation materials that you prepare about you: the profile will contain pictures and information about you and your family. It is important that these be well thought out, as first impressions are everything and a picture is worth a thousand words!
To see other families’ profiles, you can click here to go to Profiles of Waiting Families page.
For all of your other questions, please feel free to contact us!
We want to hear from you. If you would like more information about Adoption Connections, we hope you will call us at 765-288-3111 (toll free for placing parents at 877-894-0993) or email us.
Indiana musician and proud adoptive father Scott Rudicel ("Rudi" to his friends and fans of all ages) generously "gave" his song The Best "Me" You Can Be to Adoption Connections so we could play it on our website. Click below to play this great song that epitomizes why placing parents choose adoption and why adopting parents build their families in this awesome manner. While children are all unique, we work together: Adoption Connections, placing parents, adopting parents and others; to help each individual child Be "The Best "Me" You Can Be. Thanks, Rudi!