Indiana DCS highlights adoptive parents during awareness month
The Indiana Adoption Program and Department of Child Services are partnering with the Indiana Supreme Court to share stories of children finding loving and permanent homes across the state.
Each November, in honor of National Adoption Month, state agencies work to spread the word about children waiting to find their forever homes. Again this year, the Indiana Supreme Court has authorized judges across the state to open their courtroom doors to cameras to allow the public to witness and celebrate adoptions being finalized. Most of these special events will take place on or around national adoption day on Nov. 17, 2018.
“The month of November is an important time to recognize those who provide a loving and permanent family to Hoosier children who need it most,” DCS director Terry Stigdon said. “This month is also crucial to remind parents who are considering giving this gift that there are still children out there seeking a home to call their own.”
In Indiana, there are currently more than 1,500 children up for adoption. For more information about adoption opportunities and to meet some of Indiana’s waiting children, click here.
“Adoption Day is the happiest day in court,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush said. “The Judicial Branch is immensely proud to do our part in making Indiana one of the most adoption-friendly states in the country. The Supreme Court allows cameras in court for Adoption Day proceedings because we want to share the hope-filled faces of everyone involved in the special day.”
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