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Purse Project for Women in Need

KidsFirst is collecting donated purses and filling them with essential items. We will be donating these purses to women in need.

 

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Spread the word to your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors! Let them know about this exciting opportunity to give back to the community.

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Donate a purse or other item that is in good condition and may be valuable to women in need within your community.

Amazon Wishlist
If you purchase items directly from our wishlist you support us two ways! Once by helping to fill the bags with useful items and the other through Amazon’s Smile Campaign.

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You can drop off your items here:
9135 N Meridian St. Suite B-4
Indianapolis, IN 46260

KidsFirst International Adoption is a non-profit organization that will use donated funds to provide necessities for women and community members in need.

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  1. Log onto your Amazon Account
  2. In the search bar, type “AmazonSmile”
  3. Confirm you are on “AmazonSmile” by checking the domain in the upper left-hand corner
  4. Click on “You shop, AmazonSmile donates”
  5. To access our charity, type “KidsFirst Foundation Inc” (Indianapolis) in the box that says “or pick your own charitable organization”
  6. Begin selecting items to place in your cart
  7. When you are finished selecting items, proceed to check out
  8. If you would like to send items directly to KidsFirst, be sure to change your shipping address to “9135 N Meridian St B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46260”
  9. After you update the shipping address, review your order
  10. To confirm your order, click “Place your order” at the bottom of the page

When you are shopping be sure you on “AmazonSmile” and not Amazon”, by checking the domain in the left-hand corner.

If you need assistance, please contact Amazon at 888-280-4331

TESTIMONIALS

This is an amazing agency that is incredibly passionate about the parents and families they work with! I've had the pleasure of knowing KidsFirst for over a year, and I'm always astonished at the comfort they provide to both the birth-parents and the adoptive parents throughout the entire process. I highly recommend KidsFirst to handle all of your adoption needs!

-Scott

Our family would not be complete if it weren’t for KidsFirst and it’s legitimately loving and invested staff. It was so nice being able to complete the home study and actual adoption with one agency. The staff was always friendly, honest, and very open to and encouraging of any questions we had. We loved how upfront Inna was about everything from costs to possible emotional complications. She acted as both adoption agent and therapist at times. KidsFirst did so much for our family.

-Samantha

We adopted both of our children through KidsFirst, in 2004 and 2009.  They are absolutely wonderful and caring people, who dedicated so much of their time and energy helping us create our family.  They worked tirelessly for us and their knowledge made the process as smooth as could be expected.  Even more important, their personalized service and warm hearts made us feel welcome and a part of their family of families from the very beginning.  I'd give them 6 stars if that was allowed!

-Todd

Inna and her team at kids first facilitated both my adoption from Russia and my domestic adoption.  Inna and her staff were always there for any questions, to give advice or to provide emotional support in the middle of the night. They were completely honest about the process and informed us about all the good, the bad and the ugly, so we were never surprised or unprepared.  In the end we have 2 beautiful daughters and are blessed to be part of the KidsFirst family.

-Jenni

I can very highly recommend KidsFirst! They were with us through every step of our adoption process and were always extremely honest and attentive to our needs and questions.  They really care about the families and children  that they work with and want what is best for all involved.  They are also highly professional and extremely competent.  Since we are out of state, we also had to work with several other agencies within our state to complete the adoption and we saw,  unfortunately, how inferior they were compared to KidsFirst.  Luckily we were able to use KidsFirst for most of ...

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Parenting Internationally Adopted Children

Adoptive Family Resource Packet (from KidsFirst)

This is a broad resource guide to:

      • Medical and Counseling Contacts
      • Adoption-Friendly Language
      • Adoption Books
      • Funding Resources for Adoption
      • Promoting Attachment and Bonding
      • Embracing Culture, Heritage, and Race
      • Arriving Home with Your Child
      • Creating a Life Book

Dr Federici’s 10 Session Series on Raising Challenging Children

Dr Federici speaks to the challenges of raising young people successfully out of orphanages and the special challenges and successful strategies for growing them to adulthood. This 10 video series on Vimeo is available for pay-per-view download.

Dr. Federici’s Help For The Hopeless Child​

A Guide for Families (with Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child)

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids

A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky can be purchased on Amazon.com

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky

This paperback offers effective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life and can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Health and Developmental Considerations for Children Adopted Internationally

Adoption Medicine: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Adopted Children

Todd (2016)
Adoption Advocate, 92
Offers an overview of adoption medicine, including the roles pediatricians and specialized adoption medicine physicians play before, during, and after the adoption process.

Health Considerations

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Provides information about the health of children adopted from other countries and the health information that is provided to prospective adoptive parents. Describes the medical exam required for all internationally adopted children.

International Adoption: Immigrant and Refugee Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Discusses health problems that may be present in children adopted internationally and links to news resources relating to health considerations for these children.

International Adoption Project

University of Minnesota
Describes a clinic that specializes in medical services for children who were adopted internationally.

Medical Issues in Adopted Children: How Can Adoption Agencies Best Support Parents Before, During, and After Adoption?

Schulte (2020)
Adoption Advocate, 142
Compiles information for adoption professionals and parents on handling medical conditions or medical issues in adopted children and when an adoption medicine physician should be involved.
Preadoption and Postadoption Medical Assessments

Adopting a Child From Another Country (Intercountry Adoption)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Outlines medical considerations for when adopting a child from another country and highlights the importance of medical reviews as part of the process.

Comprehensive Health Evaluation of the Newly Adopted Child

Jones, Schulte, & Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care (2019)
Pediatrics, 143(5)
Addresses the elements of a complete health evaluation of a newly adopted child, including the preadoption visit, current and past medical history, and referral for diagnostic evaluation.

International Adoption Medicine (S1:E18)Podcast]

Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)
Offers a podcast featuring experts in the field of international adoption discussing medical support for families adopting internationally. The discussion explores why international adoptions require a different medical approach than domestic adoptions and why pre- and postadoption medical assessments are necessary. The podcast also discusses expectations and guidelines for these assessments, and more.

Internationally Adopted Children: Important Information for Parents

HealthyChildren.org
Provides an overview of medical evaluations for children adopted from other countries, including what to expect during the first medical visit, a checklist of what a doctor should do, information on growth and nutritional issues, and more.

Medical Examination

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Reviews how prospective adoptive parents should request a comprehensive medical evaluation of their adopted child and should be aware of the unique health issues children adopted internationally may face.

The Role of Pre-Placement Medical Review in Contemporary Adoptions: Setting Expectations, Assessing a Child's Needs, and Supporting Successful Family Formation

Johnson (2019)
Adoption Advocate, 131
Discusses pediatricians' roles in the adoption process and describes how new knowledge about adversity in early childhood has expanded the medical field's understanding about risk factors for medical, developmental, emotional, and behavioral issues in adopted children.

Intercountry adoption clinics and doctors

Foster Care, Domestic and International Adoption

University of Minnesota
Describes a clinic that specializes in medical services for children who were adopted internationally.

International Adoption Center

Cincinnati's Children Hospital Medical Center
Describes the services provided by the Center, including pre-adoption consultation, postadoption evaluation, and its research program.

International Adoption Clinic

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Provides services before, during, and after international adoption to help assess and manage medical needs commonly seen in adoptions from other countries.

International Adoption Health Program

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Supports the healthcare needs of families who have adopted internationally and provides pre- and postadoption counseling, therapy, and other services for children with special developmental needs.

International Adoption Medical Clinics

International Adoption Help (2017)
Supplies a directory of clinics and doctors who specialize in international adoption medicine.

Program Specific Information about Children Available

International Adoption Children Info (from KidsFirst)​

Support for Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Resources

            Sokolove Law is an established national law firm and has decades of experience handling birth injury medical malpractice claims. Sokolove's lawyers   
            understand the suffering that families affected by birth injuries go through. They will work with families to understand their unique situation
            and fight for compensation.

CHIP Handbook of Help

HandBook of Help Download

            A reference handbook that provides multiple direct providers by sections such as: housing, healthcare, food pantries and more. 

INDYCOC

HandBook of Help Download

            A reference handbook that provides multiple direct providers by sections such as: housing, healthcare, food pantries and more.