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AD-IN INC, Adoptions of Indiana

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Counseling, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Adoptions of Indiana seeks to identify and meet the needs of adoptees and birth and adoptive families through compassionate and comprehensive adoption services.

Results: Check us out at www.AdoptionsofIndiana.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdoptionsofIndiana. Meg Sterchi, Executive Director of Adoptions of Indiana was recognized as a 2013 Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption.

Target demographics: expectant parents and birth and adoptive families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 125 birth and adoptive families.

Geographic areas served: throughout the State of Indiana.

Programs: *Adoption Options Counseling *Adoption Preparation (Home Studies) *Adoption Education *Matching *Placement *Post-Placement Services *Post-Adoption Support Services for Birth and Adoptive Families *Search & Reconnection for Adult Adoptees *Humanitarian Aide--South Africa

Community Stories

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I love Adoptions of Indiana! We began our family by using their services. The staff are incredibly friendly and are truly interested in finding matches that benefit the child, the adoptive family, and the birth family. I am particularly impressed by the amount of counseling done with the birth families before an adoption plan is made. We chose Adoptions of Indiana because of the education they provide for the birth families and the adoptive families. They truly work toward everyone's best interest!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For anyone considering adoption, Adoptions of Indiana, should be considered. Their incredible staff really care about adoptive families and women who are considering an adoption plan. They offer counseling for birth mothers before and long after birth. There are certainly many ways to make an adoption match but my wife and I felt like AOI provided more care and compassion to us and the birth mother/family than any other organization would have offered.

My wife and I didn't feel like a number when working with them. Prospective adoptive families who are looking for an organization to help them with an adoption match should consult Adoptions of Indiana.
Thank uou Meg, Amy, and Jennifer

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Counseling from adoptions from Indiana has been the back bone of our success as birth parents. After many sessions with one of the counselors we are closer to one another, and stronger emotionally and mentally. We owe our sanity to the wonderful people at adoptions of Indiana

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adoptions of Indiana was a blessing for me. We chose adoption for our daughter, and it was a difficult situation. They trained the parents we chose to adopt her, so we all had a very smooth and comfortable transition. They were willing to drive to our side of town to meet with us for counseling, which helped more than I could ever express. They offer a support group, they do events around holidays to help us heal and they are the least judging people I have ever met. They are a sweet and caring group who go above and beyond to help families who chose adoption. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who chooses adoption!

1 Jennifer287

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I adopted my son almost 6 years ago, the staff at Adoptions of Indiana made such a positive impact on me that I decided to go back to school and earn my masters degree in social work. This agency has not only exceeded my expectations for educating me about adoption, but has also surrounded me with the most ethical, professional, and gracious social workers I know. To say that this agency goes a step beyond most in the helping field would be an understatement. Thank you for your excellent services and commitment to education.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adoptions of Indiana has been a key partner in our last three adoptions. The most recent was the adoptive plan our oldest daughter just finalized for her newborn daughter. Every situation is different. And the wonderful folks at A of I have helped us prepare for, face, and work through the unique joys and grief of each. There are times when you need someone to gently ask the hard questions. And there are times when you need a hug. And you always need a lot of people praying for you. Nothing is more important than what A of I does. And they give themselves up doing it.

1 Carole16

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to Meg Sterchi and Adoptions of Indiana. From the moment I met Meg as part of the adoption process, I knew I was in good hands. The help and guidance received have been life changing. She and her staff were very helpful in answering all of our questions and provided guidance along the way. Adoptions of Indiana helped prepare us to become adoptive parents. In 2004, Meg played an instrumental part in helping to make my family complete when we adopted our beautiful daughter. Even though my daughter will be 9 this year, I know that if I needed any help today, I could always count on Meg's guidance. I'll always be grateful to Meg Sterchi for my angel daughter! Love, Love, Love Adoptions of Indiana!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As an adoptive mother of two and a former client of the agency, I am extraordinarily proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Adoptions of Indiana. It is a pleasure to work with Meg and her team to continue to develop and implement their parent preparation process and placement program. Adoptions of Indiana works to make a difference in the adoption community and goes above and beyond to provide birth parents, adoptive parents, attorneys, hospitals, etc. with the information they need to make the best decisions for children.

1 Stephanie115

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Adoptions of Indiana family member since 2003! I have nothing but great things to say about AOI!

1 Andy17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adoptions of Indiana helped us complete our family in July when we adopted a little girl. Meg Sterchi and her team provided a caring and welcoming environment where we felt comfortable asking questions about the adoption process. I would highly recommend Adoptions of Indiana to anyone considering adoption!

Patty A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family experience with Meg Sterchi and Adoptions of Indiana was in 2006 when we were blessed with the opportunity to become first time parents thru adopting our daughter. We were completely overwhelmed with all the paperwork, home preparations, etc, and Meg and her staff alleviated much of the stress with their professionalism in helping us sort thru all the paperwork and their compassion and sincerity and investment in our family's future. We are grateful to Meg and Adoptions of Indiana for helping us make our dream of parenthood come true.

1 Cindy90

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adoptions of Indiana was instrumental in us fulfilling our dream of having a family almost 12 yrs ago. Our beautiful newborn baby girl was born 8 weeks prematurely to her birth mother. We were advised that she may have developmental disabilities. She only weighed 2 lbs 15 oz. She now is a healthy, happy, sassy, smart, interesting, sweet, & bright tween! Meg & her team were with us from the beginning & are still available now whenever we need them. Adoptions of Indiana provide wonderful service to birth & adoptive families. They are a highly respected, professional & ethical company that I have had the pleasure to work with both personally & professionally over the years. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of their services.

1 Nicole65

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently adopted a little boy and had the pleasure of dealing with Adoptions of Indiana as our placement agency. Everyone we came in contact throughout our training and placement was so compassionate and helpful. They really care about what they do and are amazing people to work with. Meg, Jennifer and Amy were the three that we dealt with the most, but all the ladies are great. We couldn't have had the success that we did without them. Paxton is the most beautiful little boy ever and my husband and I really are blessed. Thank you Adoptions of Indiana for making our dream come true.

Andrea48

Client Served

Rating: 5

Meg Sterchi & Adoptions of Indiana helped us adopt our daughter from the West Coast. Due to several factors, ours was a "high risk" adoption. Time and time again, Adoptions of Indiana went the extra mile to help us. Words can't convey our gratitude for their sensitivity to all involved, their expertise and professionalism. I recommend them without hesitation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Recently, I had the privilege of seeing Meg Sterchi and staff work with a birth other. The office has such a welcoming atmosphere and the care and professionalism displayed that day was exceptional.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i met the wonderful women at Adoptions of Indiana in 2006 when i placed my youngest son for adoption, they were so concered for my feelings and the progress i have made while dealing with the loss i have encountered. they are there for me in every way they can be. i had to have surgery and they helped me get the procedure i needed and were there for me emotionaly. i can not imagine dealing with the adoption progress now and then and till the end without my family that we have became i now have birthmother sisters and wonderful extended family

Client Served

Rating: 5

I encountered Adoptions of Indiana as a birth mother. They did a fantastic job of helping me come up with my adoption plan without being heavy handed or trying to push me in a certain direction - supportive rather than directive. The pre-birth counseling was done in such a way that I could have determined that adoption was not my best option - I wasn't just being helped to live with a decision that was what others wanted for me. Follow up counseling and support groups were also great. I loved having the opportunity to sit on a panel for a nursing in-service to help obstetrics nurses understand how to be more sensitive with their birth mother patients. Overall the spirit of the organization is to make sure all 3 parties (birth parents, adoptive parents, and infants) have the best possible outcome.

1 Pat_14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For a dozen years or more I've worked with Adoptions of Indiana in developing and implementing their parent preparation process as well as in their efforts to lead networking opportunities between adoption profesionals (agencies and attorneys within their state.) Adoptions of Indiana is open with its expertise and will to share with others. They offer a model for birth parent support and adoptive parent preparation that is empowering to clients.