Indiana post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Indiana. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support

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Post-adoption/guardianship support services

In Indiana, adoptive families have access to post-adoption/guardianship services, which may include the following:

Who is eligible for these services?

  • Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system 
  • Families who have adopted from another state’s foster care system
  • Families who have adopted internationally or privately
  • Step-parent adoptions

Who provides these services?

The Indiana Department of Child Services contracts with Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Inc. to provide post-adoption support services across the state. For more information about post-adoption services, please visit the state’s  Post-Adoption Services website.

Parent support groups

Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.

To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.

Adoption Support Center, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis

Adoptions of Indiana
Location: Carmel

Lifeline Youth & Family Services
Location: Statewide

Firefly Children & Family Alliance
Location: Central Indiana

Hands of Hope

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) 
Location: Indianapolis

St. Elizabeth Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services
Location: Indianapolis

The Villages
Location: Statewide