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...

Isaac

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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Happy #WaitingChildWednesday friends! This week we wanted to take a moment to highlight the waiting children that we have on our list. 

First and foremost, we encourage you to check out our waiting children page at http://kidsfirstadoption.com/waiting-children/. You will be prompted to enter a password that KidsFirst will provide you with upon request. Email info@kidsfirstadoption.com 

Individual information can be given about these waiting children if you would like to learn more!


 
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Yesterday KidsFirst participated in the Adoption Tax Credit Webinar that was put on by Becky Wilmoth - Adoption Tax Credit Specialist. Indiana's Adoption Tax Credit allows our families to offset their adoption expenses.

Here are a few key points that KidsFirst wants you to know! 

  • All adoptions qualify unless they are done by a step parent or relative 
  • Expenses may include: traveling costs, lawyer fees, dossier fees, portfolio books (anything REQUIRED by the adoption agency)
  • Birth mother expenses do not qualify  
  • If you experienced a failed adoption, you can still report your expenses + the expenses of your successful adoption (domestic only)
  • The adoption must be finalized to file whether it is International or Domestic. To file, the child must have been home for the last 6 months of the year to qualify. If the child has not been home this long, you will have to file the Adoption Tax Credit the following year.
  • Grants are subtracted from expenses

If you have more questions about the Adoption Tax Credit, let us know! We are so grateful that our state cares about adoptions as much as we do. It can be an expensive journey, so we want to make sure you receive all the help you deserve! 

If you want to view the 1 hour FREE webinar, you still have one week! You can access the webinar by following the link https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/join


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These two sisters are ready to be adopted! Scroll down to learn more about our waiting children of the week. 

This sweet girl is radiant, inquisitive and sociable. She is shy at first but quickly warms up to peers and adults. She is calm and loves to share with her sister. She has some difficulties in school but is improving beautifully. She loves to sing! She states that she wants to be a singer one day and is excited to do what it takes to chase her dreams. 

This beautiful girl is genuine and honest. She is far from shy according to her caregivers. Unlike her sister, she prefers sports games with a lot of moving action. She quickly makes friends and loves to be around her sister. This sweet child dreams of pursuing a career in rehabilitation. She has been described as very independent and hardworking. She excels at her schoolwork and presents as an extrovert curious about the world around her. 

These sweet sisters are ready to be adopted together. They lived in their home until 2011 when they were removed due to poor living conditions. The girls transitioned into foster care smoothly and have not had a hard time adapting to their new lives. Both girls have positive attitudes towards being adopted. They just need a loving family to help foster their abilities so that they might achieve their dreams despite facing adversity at a young age! 

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Their 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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Adoption has the dimension of connection - not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.
— Isabella Rossellini

This week we want to highlight two siblings that were previously matched with a family who couldn't complete the adoption due to a family situation. These siblings are excited to meet a family that is willing and able to travel to Bulgaria! 

This precious little girl is described as sociable, affectionate and radiant.  She LOVES sports! She used to do gymnastics and is now apart of the folk dance club in her country. She loves to do crafts and especially enjoys martenitsas, which is a traditional Bulgarian bracelet for March 1st. She has highly developed communication skills and is in good control of her emotions. She is well liked in school and plays with neighborhood children. She and her brother have a very strong relationship, and they must be adopted together. 

This young boy, born in October, is ready to be adopted with his sister. His caretakers state that he is very attentive, empathetic, tolerant and shows steady concentration. He is quiet and calm. Unlike his sister, he sometimes enjoys being alone and doing independent activities. He is very caring towards his sister and is very protective of her. He likes to help his sister with math because she readily seeks his help and advice. He is inquisitive and diligent in his school work. As he is in the process of developing his identity, he is highly motivated for accomplishments. 

These two children are ready to come home! They are so bright and loving. Our #WaitingChildren are incredible! 

Their 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 hope your Valentine's Day was as sweet as these brothers who were brought together through our domestic adoption program! 


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