November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

Friday, November 6, 2020

November is recognized as National Adoption Month, and during this time, Indiana state agencies work hard to spread awareness of children in need of loving families.

To promote adoption this month, the Indiana Adoption Program and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) are partnering with the Indiana Supreme Court to share stories of children who have found loving and permanent homes.

This year, efforts include a series of updates to the Stories of DCS website, with multiple blog posts and a podcast chronicling the stories of several adoptive families.

In recent years, Indiana has made major strides in streamlining and promoting its adoption process, finding forever homes for nearly 2,500 children in 2019. Indiana was also recently recognized by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families as the top state in the nation for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care.

The General Assembly also passed legislation in 2019 that increased funding for DCS and made the adoption process more efficient in an effort to place more children in permanent homes.

Hoosiers interested in adopting can visit to learn more about the adoption process and the children who currently need a loving family.