Dear families,

We are happy to share that we just received our re-accreditation in Poland.  We have a new coordinator, Marta, who is very experienced and understands adoption issues and in country regulations very well.  We are very excited to be able to work in Poland.  We traveled there in March and met with the Catholic Center orphanage and other organizations.  Despite that two adoption centers closed, Catholic Center is very active and working hard.  We spent hours talking to our coordinator, translators, etc., and feel that the Poland program could be a great opportunity for children and families.

Here is a brief description about ages and circumstances:

  • Available children under age 6 typically have some needs such as: down syndrome, cleft palate, club feet, heart conditions, diabetes, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, or developmental delays.
  • Waiting time varies up to 2 years depending on the child’s needs.
  • Sibling groups of 3 and more are the youngest and healthiest.  Ages could range from 2-7 years old and waiting time could be up to 1 year.
  • Sibling groups of 2 could range in age from 4-8 years old and the waiting time could be up to 1-2 years.
  • A single child could be aged 7-9 years old and the waiting time could be 6 months – 1 year.
  • Many older children are waiting.

Poland requires either 1 trip for 1 ½ months (both parents must stay 2-3 weeks) or 2 trips (1st trip is 3-4 days, 2nd trip is 6 weeks, both parents stay up to 2 weeks).  The reason for having the first trip is for the prospective adoptive parents to personally meet and see the children.

It is a beautiful county to visit and parents will travel to the area where children are currently living first and then the second part of the trip will be spent in Warsaw.  The country is safe, not expensive, with good accommodations.  It is very beautiful and has so much history.  Our new coordinator, Marta, and the rest of the team are very personable and work very hard to accommodate families. 

Please call or email with questions.  I am always happy to schedule time and answer questions.

Sincerely,

Inna


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At the beginning of the week, we had meeting with a young woman who is trying to find a loving, stable home for a sibling group of young children.  She is not able to continue parenting.  It was hard to hear the story of this young, intelligent mother who tried so hard but she knows she can’t continue parenting, both financially and emotionally.  With tears in her eyes, she was telling her difficult life story and how she doesn’t want to get to the point where her children would need to go to foster care or cause irreversible damage for the kids.  When thinking about adoption she said, “They deserve much more than I can give and this is the life I want them to have.  I am doing it because I love them so much!”  We spent a day talking to potential adoptive parents and scheduling conference calls between the biological mother and adoptive families.  It was incredible to see how much love this young woman has for her children, despite the number of difficulties she has faced.  They are very intelligent, sweet kids and we will work hard to make sure they are in a good, stable home!


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What: Come & celebrate adoption! Meet other families who have adopted or who are waiting to adopt. It's also a great opportunity for children to connect with each other!

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Noon

Where: Forest Park, Shelter #5, Noblesville, Indiana

This is a FREE event. Food and drinks will be provided by KidsFirst. Please RSVP to Suzanne at 317-843-2300 or sgee@kidsfirstadoption.com

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We are featuring a sweet 6 year old boy who has been patiently waiting for his forever family to find him. Scroll down to learn more!

This little boy is radiant, calm and bright. He is in stable health and his special needs were addressed in a timely manner. He has Spina Bifida, which was surgically corrected when he was just a few months old. He has hydrocephalus, which he was permanently stationed and does not need a shunt. He also has lower limb flaccid paraplegia, bilateral congenital hip dislocation, phimosis and delayed psychological/motor development. 

He is very clever and has the potential to reach age-correspondent intellectual development/performance once provided with a family who can offer him constant attention, love and proper stimulation. He plays with toys and loves to builds towers. He is extremely interested in books and likes to draw on paper. Emotionally, he is described to be very warm and loving. He enjoys the company of other children and adults. He is connecting words to form sentences and is learning more and more each day. 

He is very adaptable. He eats independently and only requires assistance now and then. He is calm around other children and tends to hang close by to them as well as his caregivers. 

His adoption will require international travel. If you would like more information please contact the KidsFirst office and ask for Inna Pecar at 317-843-2300. We are typically able to provide many pictures, a medical certificate and psychological report, as well as other documentation, about our waiting children.

Head over to our Waiting Child Page to look at more profiles of children who are ready and waiting to be adopted!  This page is password protected to ensure the privacy of our waiting children.  To get access, simply email us at info@KidsFirstAdoption.com and we will send you the password to enter the page.

For more information on any waiting child, feel free to call our agency or request more information by completing the information request found on our Contact Us page.


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This adorable little girl is waiting for her forever family to find her!

Anita

Anita

Anita rejoices when interacting with adults and laughs when jested! She is calm and smiles when cuddled. Anita holds toys and feels comfortable in the company of adults and other children. She speaks simple words and expresses her emotions by repeating sounds and syllables or laughing and crying. Anita stands and walks with adult support. Her gross and fine motor skills are delayed and need further development.

Anita needs a family who can give her personal attention and a home environment to flourish in!

Age: born October 2012

Special/Medical Needs: Blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and congenital anomalies syndrome, mainly affecting her face, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly, and delayed motor development.

Her adoption will require international travel. If you would like more information please contact the KidsFirst office and ask for Inna Pecar at 317-843-2300. We are typically able to provide many pictures, a medical certificate and psychological report, as well as other documentation, about our waiting children.

Head over to our Waiting Child Page to look at more profiles of children who are ready and waiting to be adopted!  This page is password protected to ensure the privacy of our waiting children.  To get access, simply email us at info@KidsFirstAdoption.com and we will send you the password to enter the page.

For more information on any waiting child, feel free to call our agency or request more information by completing the information request found on our Contact Us page.

 


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Dear Families,

I wanted to follow up about our Foundation's upcoming Advocacy Dinner on April 28, 2017 at 7pm at Alamfi's.  Our Foundation is working very hard to put it together and my hope is that many of you will be able to join.  As your children are getting older, it may be very meaningful for the whole family to get involved in something so needed and with such an important purpose.  When you help one child it becomes very addictive and you want to do it more and more.

We did send out invitation letters, but we didn't get a very large response.  Please help us to understand:

1 - Is the $100 per person to expensive?

2 - Is the timing a problem?

3 - Would you want us to plan an event in the future that would include your children as well?

4 – How can we better involve our out of state families? Please let me know your interests and email me directly.

We really want this dinner to be a success.  We are hoping we do not have to cancel the event, and so far we have had very few RSVPs.  Our goal is to have at least 50 people attend.

This is a very honest summary of my thoughts.  Please email me if you have any questions, and you are free to RSVP to me directly.  I really hope to see you all at the reunion on May 20th at noon at Forrest Park, shelter #5, in Noblesville.  

It means a lot to me to get to see as many of you as possible!

Big Hugs to you all,

Inna Pecar


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Happy #WaitingChildWednesday! This week we are introducing Harry. Scroll down to learn more about our waiting child of the week! 

Harry was born during the month of September in 2003. He is sweet, social and LOVES soccer. He plays with a local club team and participated in the children's soccer championship. Harry seeks advice from others and shares his feelings with familiar adults. 

Harry is in the 7th grade and he does well with math. He needs a loving family to support and encourage him. He has struggled in the past with reading and writing. Harry helps with the household chores and shows a lot of initiative when delegated tasks. 

Harry was raised by his biological parents since July of 2009. He was reintegrated back into his family until September of 2012 when he was relocated to a homeless shelter. Harry has been living in a group home since February of 2013.

His adoption will require international travel. If you would like more information please contact the KidsFirst office and ask for Inna Pecar at 317-843-2300. We are typically able to provide many pictures, a medical certificate and psychological report, as well as other documentation, about our waiting children.

Head over to our Waiting Child Page to look at more profiles of children who are ready and waiting to be adopted.  This page is password protected to ensure the privacy of our waiting children.  To get access, simply email us at info@KidsFirstAdoption.com and we will send you the password to enter the page.

For more information on any waiting child, feel free to call our agency or request more information by completing the information request found on our Contact Us page.


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KidsFirst Adoption Services is now accepting applications for the domestic adoption program! We are looking for loving families who hope to grow their family through domestic adoption. Families can be home study approved or work with KidsFirst to complete the home study. The agency predominately places infants through this program and is looking for families who are open to the child’s race. In most situations, families develop a relationship with the expectant mother throughout her pregnancy, but each situation is unique and tailored towards the mother’s preferences.

To inquire about the program with KidsFirst, contact the agency at 317-843-2300 or info@kidsfirstadoption.com. We’re happy to send you our information packet to review. The first step is to meet with Executive Director, Inna Pecar.


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Meet Robert! He was born in October of 2003 and has been waiting patiently for a loving family to adopt him! Scroll to learn more about our #waitingchild of the week! 

Robert is sociable and enjoys sports! (Especially soccer and basketball) He loves computer games. He makes friends easily and forms trusting relationships with adults he is familiar with. Robert describes himself and patient and trustworthy.  He does well with chores and follows directions regularly. He communicates well with his peers. He is in 6th grade and has some difficulty staying focused. He has been seeing a speech therapist because he has issues with the pronunciation of a few words. 

He lived with his mother and her partner until 2010. Robert and his siblings were removed from the home due to poor conditions and neglect. He is in a foster home and all of his siblings have been adopted. Robert says that he longs for a family to call his own.

He has no special needs and is a very healthy young boy!

His adoption will require international travel. If you would like more information please contact the KidsFirst office and ask for Inna Pecar at 317-843-2300. We are typically able to provide many pictures, a medical certificate and psychological report, as well as other documentation, about our waiting children.

Head over to our Waiting Child Page to look at more profiles of children who are ready and waiting to be adopted.  This page is password protected to ensure the privacy of our waiting children.  To get access, simply email us at info@KidsFirstAdoption.com and we will send you the password to enter the page.

For more information on any waiting child, feel free to call our agency or request more information by completing the information request found on our Contact Us page.


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We've updated our list of children waiting for international adoption. There are some AMAZING children and siblings groups wishing for their forever family. They are regular kids, interested in things like music, sports, computers, and games. They all have the same thing in common...they need parents to love and support them, to encourage them, and to help them find their passions and talents!

To learn more about these children, head to our Waiting Child page. You'll need a password to access the information so send us an email at info@kidsfirstadoption.com and we'll be happy to share it with you!


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Meet Isaac!  A sweet and quiet boy who is in search of a family and home to belong to...

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Isaac

Isaac was born in January 2004 and is currently 13 years old.  He is healthy with normal physical and psychological development.  His caretakers describe that he enjoys doing puzzles and playing computer games.

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Isaac was raised by his biological family for the first 6 years old his life, and he is currently placed in a group home.  He has expressed that he desires to have a family to take care of him and hopes to have one soon.

He has been diagnosed with a speech disorder (stammering), strabismus, hypermetropia, and astigmatism.  He has low self-esteem and often feels self-conscious about his stammering.  He attends a mainstream school where he receives individual assistance from a resource teacher.   He completes tasks and responds well to praise.  He has good behavior and gets along with adults. 

His adoption will require international travel. If you would like more information please contact the KidsFirst office and ask for Inna Pecar at 317-843-2300. We are typically able to provide many pictures, a medical certificate and psychological report, as well as other documentation, about our waiting children.

Head over to our Waiting Child Page to look at more profiles of children who are ready and waiting to be adopted.  This page is password protected to ensure the privacy of our waiting children.  To get access, simply email us at info@KidsFirstAdoption.com and we will send you the password to enter the page.

For more information on any waiting child, feel free to call our agency or request more information by completing the information request found on our Contact Us page.


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Thinking about domestic adoption? Consider KidsFirst!

KidsFirst Adoption Services is a reputable, ethical adoption agency located in Indianapolis. We have been in operation for over 17 years and pride ourselves on the personal attention we give not only to adoptive families, but also to the birth families we work with in our domestic program. We have seen couples become first time parents and children welcome their new sibling to the family!  It is such a joy to be a small part in helping to create families through adoption.

If you are considering adoption, we would encourage you to think about the KidsFirst domestic adoption program. We have a small number of families on our waiting list and are open to accepting new clients! You must have an approved home study or be ready to complete one with us. KidsFirst is unique in that we only require a $300 application fee for families in our domestic program. The first step to getting started is to meet with our Executive Director, Inna Pecar. She will be holding 2 adoption information meetings (March 25 and April 3).  If you can’t make those dates, Inna will be happy to hold an individual meeting with you at another time.

If you’re ready to grow your family through domestic adoption, call KidsFirst today!

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Happy #WaitingChildWednesday to you all! This week we are introducing a beautiful girl ready to be adopted into a loving home! Scroll down to read more.

This sweet girl has been living in foster care. She has recently struggled with emotional/psychological needs that have resulted in a few bed wetting incidents. Her foster parents state that she is extremely sociable and loves to converse with peers and adults. When in a familiar environment she is calm. She does get slightly anxious when she is not, which her doctors claim to be an easily adjustable behavior. She is extroverted around people that she knows and has high self esteem. She has been raised in a very loving Romani (gypsi) community. 

In her spare time at home she enjoys drawing and listening to music. She loves fairy tales and stories about princesses. She is in the 8th grade and enjoys learning Russian and English the most. 

Her adoption will require international travel. If you would like more information please contact the KidsFirst office and ask for Inna Pecar at 317-843-2300. We are typically able to provide many pictures, a medical certificate and psychological report, as well as other documentation, about our waiting children.

Head over to our Waiting Child Page to look at more profiles of children who are ready and waiting to be adopted.  This page is password protected to ensure the privacy of our waiting children.  To get access, simply email us at info@KidsFirstAdoption.com and we will send you the password to enter the page.

For more information on any waiting child, feel free to call our agency or request more information by completing the information request found on our Contact Us page.


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Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator builds community partnerships, creates relationships with organizations that might need KidsFirst Adoption’s services for their clients and handles responsibility of marketing and communications on behalf of the agency.

Mission:

to build domestic adoption program for the agency by creating relationships with community organizations that will ultimately lead to more referrals.

 

Job Description:

·         Part-time

·         Ability to develop relationship with the community

·         Achieve measurable increase in agency referrals and awareness about KidsFirst

·         Understanding of social media

Skills Required:

·         Experience in marketing, communications or community outreach

·         Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Marketing/Communications – Nonprofit emphasis preferred

·         Common sense, tact, persistence and resilience in the event that a marketing endeavor to the community fails

·         Ability to think outside of the box and bring new ideas, passion and a humble approach to the work that we do

 

 

*Apply to info@kidsfirstadoption.com with Resume and Cover Letter

 

Outreach Intern

The Outreach Coordinator builds community partnerships, creates relationships with organizations that might need KidsFirst Adoption’s services for their clients and handles responsibility of marketing and communications on behalf of the agency.

 

Mission:

to assist in building domestic adoption program for the agency by creating relationships with community organizations that will ultimately lead to more referrals.

 

Internship Description:

·         We are looking for a intern to bring new ideas and come up with strategies to increase new business for the agency

·         This internship will give you an opportunity to bring your ideas to life upon the agency’s approval

Skills Required:

·         Common sense, perseverance, tact, intuition and approachable nature


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Please join us on March 25, 2017 at 11:00am or April 3, 2017 at 7:00pm for an adoption information meeting. Inna Pecar, Executive Director of KidsFirst Adoption Services, LLC and KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc. will discuss the agency's domestic and international adoption programs.  Each program will be discussed in detail and she will be able to answer any questions that you have.  The meetings will be held at the KidsFirst office, located on the Northeast corner of 91st Street and Meridian.  Please RSVP to Suzanne at sgee@kidsfirstadoption.com or by calling the office at (317) 843-2300.

Individual appointments are also available for those not able to attend. Out of town families are welcome to join via conference call. 


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