November is National Adoption Month, an initiative to increase awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children of all ages in the foster care system.

In Indiana, the demand for adoption is growing. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services, there are currently more than 1,500 children up for adoption. The Indiana Adoption Program, also known as the Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP), welcomes responsible, caring adults who are ready to give a waiting child a permanent family.

There are many statewide efforts to recognize adoptive families and promote adoption. Indiana courts are celebrating National Adoption Month by allowing photos and video recording in adoption proceedings. Click here for a list of participating counties.

Click here for an interactive map with upcoming adoption awareness events across the state. To learn more about adoption in Indiana and to see the children waiting for a forever family, click here or call 1-888-25ADOPT.

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