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Meet the Kids

In this online photolisting, you will see many different faces of youth in Indiana foster care. Their introductions only tell a partial story. Their biography is not complete in order to protect the child's privacy and sense of well-being.


Once you have completed the adoption preparation process and have received a recommendation from the Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP), then you may be provided more detailed information about a child. If you are just beginning that process or have not yet begun, a child you see here may be matched with a family before you complete the process. You will see an ID number at the bottom of each child's introduction. Please refer to this number when making an inquiry about a child. NOTE: If you live outside of Indiana, your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate individuals, but you will only be contacted if out-of-state placement is being considered for the child(ren).


Children who have experienced foster care all have one thing in common: they have had to leave their home. And by that very fact alone, their need for healing, stability, and nurturing requires attention. Children who have had to endure neglect, abuse, or trauma can face many challenges. To learn more about common challenges of children with special needs, click here.


We encourage you to use our website to learn about the children waiting for a home in Indiana. If you would like more information about the adoption process, you can also call 1-888-25ADOPT or visit www.adoptachild.in.gov. We trust you will find it an informative and useful guide as you make this most important decision to parent a child.


To Meet The Kids:

  • Please visit our photolisting to view profiles of Indiana’s waiting children.
  • If a child has a video icon, click on his/her photo then click the Video/Audio tab that appears above their photo in the new window.
  • Write down the name and identifying number of the child(ren) about whom you would like more information, and click “Make Inquiry” on their profile page.
  • Visit AdoptUSKids.org to view a national photolisting of waiting children.

Indiana's waiting children are brought to you by the Indiana Department of
Child Services and AdoptUSKids.