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 the following services through a post-adoption support program:

  • Child and youth assessments
  • Referral to services
  • Training/other development
  • Peer support for parents: only available in some regions
  • Peer support for youth: only available in some regions
  • Case management
  • Educational support
  • Respite care
  • Community-based therapeutic services

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 Children’s Bureau, Inc., The Villages of Indiana, and Specialized Alternatives for Youth to provide post-adoption support services across the state. Services are provided regionally. For more detailed information about the post-adoption and guardianship support available to families, visit the state’s Post-Adoption Services website or call 1-888-25ADOPT.

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

Adoptive Parents Support Group
Location: Indianapolis

Children's Bureau, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis

Heritage Foster Adoption Support Inc.
Location: Avon

Indiana Youth Advocate Program (IYAP)
Location: Indianapolis

Love Is Moving, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis

St. Elizabeth Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services
Location: Indianapolis

Steps for Success Respite & Advocacy Services
Location: Brazil

The Villages
Location: Bloomington