This week we have a young man who is ready to be with his forever family!

KF-F

This handsome child was born in January of 2001. He is healthy and has normal physical and psychological development. He is emotional, sociable, and it is easy to establish contact with him. He has good psychomotor development. He shows a lively interest in his surroundings and has the ability to pay good attention to things.  He has been found to willingly join various organized activities. He eats independently and has formed habits for maintaining his personal hygiene. His gross and fine motor skills are well-developed and he holds conversations with ease. He enjoys computer games, listening to music, and dancing.  

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.


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

We are sorry to hear that Independent Adoption Center closed their doors last week. We sincerely feel for the families who are committed to adoption and now need to begin working with another agency in order to bring a child into their family. KidsFirst has been in operation for 17 years. We understand adoption and have licensed social workers and an attorney on staff. KidsFirst is able to help IAC families get back on track in an ethical, timely, and professional manner.

Here’s how we can help:

1. We offer free consultations to families interested in international and domestic adoption with our Executive Director, Inna Pecar.

2. We are a Hague Accredited, licensed child placing agency in Indiana. We have international programs and a domestic adoption program.

3. We offer home study and post adoption services. Our home studies are completed in 8 weeks on average.

4. Our application fee is low and our placement fee is due at the time a family is matched with an expectant mother, for our domestic program.

We are an ethical, transparent agency and put our heart into our work every day. We work closely with adoptive and biological parents to ensure everyone’s desires are met. We take pride in the ways in which we have open communication with all of our clients. We welcome your calls and inquiries and we are happy to help. Please contact us at 317-843-2300.


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

The KidsFirst Reunion Picnic will take place on May 20, 2017 at Forest Park in Noblesville.  Details to follow!

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

This conference is a great way to connect with other adoptive families and learn about Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)!  For more information about this live simulcast, contact Amy.

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There is a young boy who has been waiting patiently for his forever home! Scroll down to read more about our waiting child of the week. 

This 10 year old boy has spent 5 years of his life in an orphanage where he was severely neglected. This led to some developmental delays which have improved greatly since he was placed in a foster home. He is now in stable and good health! 

His caregivers state that he has had no problem forming healthy attachments since he has been taken out of the orphanage. He is described to be a radiant, joyful and artistic little boy! He is very sociable and loves to join his peers in games and activities. 

This child has moderate mental delays as well as delayed speech development. His medical records indicate that he has dextrocardia without any heart malformations. This is of mirror type and does not cause him any problems. 

He enjoys playing on the computer, listening to children's songs, playing games, and fairy tales. He is learning how to read and write! If you are interested in finding out more about this sweet little boy let us know! 

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.


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc. has received notification that it has achieved Renewal of Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State, according to an announcement made to Inna Pecar, Executive Director of the organization. KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc. is located at 9135 N. Meridian Street, Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46260, United States.

Renewal of Hague Accreditation attests that KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc. is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc.’s Hague Accreditation Expiration Date is March 28, 2021.

The Hague Convention is an international treaty created to ensure that intercountry adoptions are in the best interests of children and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children. In 1994 the United States signed this treaty and agreed to develop regulations and a monitoring process for adoption service providers in the U.S. that worked with agencies in countries that signed onto the Convention. For more information about the Hague Convention, including a full list of participating countries, please visit the Hague Conference on Private International Law’s website at www.hcch.net. Congress passed The Intercountry Adoption Act (IAA) in October 2000, which serves as the implementing legislation for the United States. The IAA names the U.S. Department of State (State Department) as the Central Authority for the United States and the federal agency responsible for implementing the Convention. The IAA requires agencies and persons providing adoption services in cases involving Convention countries to be accredited or approved. In July, 2006 the U.S. Department of State named COA as the only national accreditor for adoption service providers under the Hague Convention.

Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full of the continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations. COA’s mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting accreditation standards. COA envisions excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

This adorably cute one year old female child was added to our list of waiting children just today!

KF- E

KF- E

This female child was born in October 2015.  She listens to words and reacts to sounds, interacting with those around her and wanting to be around other adults and children.  She has started to pronounce certain syllables and use short words to communicate.  When asked, she will try to accomplish simple commands.  Diagnosed with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she does have a deformation of her lower limbs and head.  She has some active movements of her left leg but no active movements in the right.  Currently, she can catch a toy and hold it in her hand, raise her head when she is lying on her back, and she will try to straighten her torso from a mid-lying position to a sitting position.  At age 11 months she started sitting on her own; however, she easily gets tired from the activity.  Emotionally speaking, she recognizes those who care for her and is described as an overall calm child.

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.

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

It's #waitingchildwednesday! There is a beautiful young girl from Eastern Europe who is paperwork ready, and waiting to meet her new family. Scroll down to read more about our waiting child of the week! 

This sweet girl was born in 2001 during the month of February. She is healthy and has normal physical and psychological development. Her caregivers say that she is beautiful, sensitive, and extremely intelligent. She loves to read, color, listen to music, and watch movies. 

 She says that her favorite subject in school is literature. She wants to learn English and German, and also wants to be an actress one day! Her favorite color is purple. She really wants to learn how to ride a bike! She does chores and claims that she is particularly fond of taking care of the cats. 

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

Happy #WaitingChildWednesday, everyone! This week, we have four sisters from Eastern Europe who are ready to be placed in their forever home! Scroll down to learn more about these beautiful sisters!

These sisters must be adopted together! They were raised together, and have shared a room their entire lives. They all express the desire to remain together and to become a whole family!

This sweet little girl was born during the month of July in 2010. She has normal physical and psychological development. She attends school and is reportedly doing very well! She is extremely positive to be around and has been described as an absolute delight! She has an magnificent memory and loves to do puzzles and crafts. She likes interacting with others, and has been described as a joyful little girl!

This angel child was born in 2008 during the month of May. She is healthy and has shown normal psychological and physical development. She attends school and is doing well! Her caregivers say that she is very creative, smart, and has a great memory! She is extremely empathetic and supportive to those around her. She seems to connect to those around her seamlessly! 

This beautiful girl was born in 2004 during the month of September. She also has normal physical and psychological development and is a healthy girl like her sisters! She is attending school and reportedly does very well. Her caregivers describe her to be very well-developed with a great imagination! She is talkative, flexible in novel situations, and very positive to be around.  She is less interactive with new people around her compared to her siblings, but she will still engage with new people other than her sisters. She is open to trying new things, and is a diligent student when it comes to her schoolwork.   

This young lady is the oldest of the sibling group. She was born in 2002 during the month of July. Like her sisters, she is healthy with normal physical and psychological development. She is positive to be around and loves to interact with others. This sibling is described to be a very well-developed child with who is flexible and has a great imagination! Her caregivers state that she is always open to trying new things. 

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

 


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There is a beautiful young girl from Eastern Europe who is ready to be adopted! Scroll down to learn more about our waiting child of the week!

This female child is 16 years old, and she was born during the month of June. This child was placed in an orphanage after evidence of abuse and neglect from her parents. Although she is physically healthy, she does experience common delays that are found in children who have been institutionalized. 

She loves going to school and is very talkative. This young child is creative and loves to participate in a variety of activities. She has very good hygiene and cleanliness skills. She often times shares her positive view of family and longs for her own one day. 

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There are two siblings from Eastern Europe that need a loving home! Scroll down to learn more about these waiting children of the week!

This is a male child who was born in March 2002.  He is a healthy child with normal physical and psychological development.  He is siblings with the young girl below, and they must be adopted together.   

He loves reading, particularly encyclopedias about animals and politics, watching National Geographic movies about animals, as well as watching cooking shows.  His favorite subject is history.

KF- N2.jpg

This is a female child who was born in June 2003.  She is a healthy child with normal physical and psychological development. She is described as a very sociable girl who enjoys interacting with both children and adults. 

She is team player and willingly partakes in organized group activities. She enjoys watching soap operas on TV and dancing traditional folklore dances.  

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

KidsFirst Adoption Services is hiring an Outreach Coordinator.  This is a part-time position. Interested candidates should send their resume to info@kidsfirstadoption.com.

Job Description:                                                                                                                                                                                                   - To grow the KidsFirst domestic adoption program                                                                                                                                         - Establish relationship with organizations to ensure that KidsFirst will be an authority on adoption related matters and a referral source for those working directly with birth mothers                                                                                                                                        - Work with agency staff to create and implement marketing projects including newsletters, social media communication, scheduling meetings, establishing professional relationships, making phone calls, and responding to agency inquiries                                            - Measurable results are expected                                                                                                                                                                     - Position includes face to face meetings and driving throughout the state

Requirements:                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications                                                                                                                                      - Knowledge of community resources                                                                                                                                                                - Ability to follow through and execute tasks                                                                                                                                                     - Eager to reach out to the community                                                                                                                                                                - Candidate should be self-motivated, persistent, and well organized

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There is a sweet 4 year old girl who is ready to find her forever home. Scroll down to read more about our waiting child of the week!

This sweet 4 year old girl was born during the month of October. She has congenital anomalies syndrome which mainly effects her face, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly, and delayed motor development. She is blind, but loves playing with toys and other adults. She produces syllables by imitation and speaks a couple of words. She laughs a lot and feels comfortable in the presence of her peers and other adults. She walks with assistance and is beginning to sit independently. She is fed with a spoon an drinks from a cup with assistance. She is very calm and always smiles when she is cuddled.  

Her caregivers expressed that she would thrive in a home environment with a family who can provide her with plenty of personal attention. 

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

November is National Adoption Awareness Month!  And we want to know how your life has been touched by adoption. Are you an adoptee, a birth mother, a sibling, or an adoptive parent? Are you waiting to adopt? Are you a friend, family member, or neighbor who has experienced adoption through someone you know? Did you have a special experience on your adoption journey? What do you know now that you wish you knew before?

Please share your story with us. You never know who has had a similar experience, who will be encouraged by your story, or who might consider adoption for their child because of you!  You're welcome to write it up yourself or call us and we'll write it for you. Also, if you have a favorite picture, poem, or quote about adoption, please share it! We're hoping to spread some joy and encouragement to families around the U.S. this month as we celebrate ADOPTION!  Please contact Suzanne at 317-843-2300 or sgee@kidsfirstadoption.com

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

Scroll down to learn more about two beautiful sisters who are looking for a loving home! 

This is a female child who was born in March 2003.  She is healthy with normal physical and psychological development.  She is a sibling to the child below and the sisters must be adopted together.

 She is described by her caretakers now as the most studious child they have.  She is very emotionally stable and is generally calm, while also exhibiting a radiant and positive personality to those around her.  She has been able to make many friends at school and hopes to one day have the opportunity to become a teacher herself.  She is very clear about her desire to be adopted and to get the chance to have parents she can rely on forever.  More than anything she wants the chance to make the best she can out of life.

This is a female child who was born in October 2000.  She is healthy with normal physical and psychological development.  She is right on target for her age group as far as her intelligence level, hygiene habits, and her self-service skills.  Although she is not as interested in her studies as her fellow peers, she is a sensitive and shy child who willingly participates in chores and activities in the group home she lives at.  She is ready to be adopted and have a forever family!

 

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

"We have seen the number of intercountry adoptions decline by 75% since 2004 and the proposed rules would further restrict adoptions, leaving hundreds of thousands of children who may otherwise be adopted with no hope for a family. These proposed rules hurt orphan children and remove what little hope they have for a family."
Visit the link below and sign the petition to save international adoptions!! Ask the State Department to withdraw the proposed regulations!

http://saveadoptions.org/

Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There are two young brothers who are waiting for their new home! Scroll down to learn more about these wonderful waiting children.
 

KF- H1.jpg

This 13 year old boy is very sociable and friendly. He loves sports, listening to music, and watching TV. He is currently taking Taekwondo lessons. He is extremely close to his little brother (below) and they must be adopted together. These two brothers also have a sister who was originally in the group home with them. She is now expecting her first child, and is married.
 

This little boy is 7 years old, and is brothers with the waiting child above. He is described by his caregivers as active and sociable. He enjoys interacting with his peers and is always eager to participate in group activities. Being the younger brother, he likes to imitate his older brother a lot.

He was diagnosed with a heart condition called Papillosphincterotomy. The group home states that his condition is a mild valvular defect, meaning one of the valves in his heart is a bit tighter. This child does not need any medication or special attention, but he has regular yearly prophylactic check-ups. He runs, climbs, and plays alongside the other children without any difficulties. His prognosis is excellent, and doctors claim that he will grow out of the heart defect in the future.

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There is a 2-year-old boy who is waiting for a safe, loving, permanent home. Scroll down to read more about our waiting child of the week!
 

This sweet little boy was born in April of 2014. His caregivers describe him as calm, affectionate, and positive. He seeks attention and loves hugs! He sleeps very well, has a great appetite, and shows no signs of aggressive behavior.

This little boy says "ma-ma" and "ba-ba" and has good receptive language. He understands and recognizes his caregivers. In the last several months, his motor skills have improved significantly. He sits independently, stands with support, and crawls. He reaches for toys, plays with them, knocks cubes together, and takes them in and out of the box.

He was diagnosed with chronic viral Hepatitis B and delayed neuropsychological development. Currently, he is receiving treatments of Ursofalk, Isoprinosine, and Lactoflor. He is also receiving regular sessions of rehabilitation and kinesiotherapy. We have knowledge that his biological mother has a mental delay.

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar

There is a sweet young boy from Eastern Europe who is searching for his forever home! Scroll down to learn more about our waiting child of the week!

This 15 year old boy was born during the month of January. His caregivers describe him as sociable, extroverted, focused, and a great communicator. He is very interested in his surroundings and is always ready to take part in any organized activity around him. He loves to play computer games, listen to music, and dance! He has a great appetite, and has very good personal hygiene. 

This sweet boy is completely healthy with normal physical, psycho motor and psychological development. He holds conversations with ease, and is very amicable. 

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


Posted
AuthorSteven Pecar