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Who are we?

 

 

OUR HISTORY

In 1999, Inna Pecar and her husband, Steve Pecar, followed their hearts and founded KidsFirst Adoption Services – an adoption agency that has been totally impassioned by, dedicated to, and supportive of both birth mothers and adoptive parents since its inception.

Inna earned a Masters in Education in Ukraine, her place of birth, and a Masters in Social Work from Indiana University following her immigration to the United States. She has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1998 and was presented with the IUPUI School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. Steve earned his law degree from Indiana University and has over 20 years of experience in adoption law. Together, along with our devoted and ambitious team, we work tirelessly to assure not only the success of each adoption, but the well-being of each client throughout and after the adoption process.

At KidsFirst, we pour our hearts into our work to ensure that families are supported throughout the process and that children are placed into the best care possible. We value absolute transparency between families and the KidsFirst staff. We appreciate the trust that you place in us.

 

OUR TEAM

Inna Pecar

Inna Pecar

Founder & Director

Steve Pecar

Steve Pecar

Co-Founder & Adoption
Lawyer

Kim Howard

Kim Howard

Adoption Caseworker

Mary Carole Scanell

Mary Carole Scanell

Adoption Caseworker

FROM OUR BLOG

Art for Ukraine

Register to join us for our International Adoption Q&A where Inna Pecar will answer your questions regarding adopting a child from overseas. There are so many considerations in international adoption, and we are here to give you our honest, professional guidance based on your hopes and your family situation.

International Adoption Q&A

Register to join us for our International Adoption Q&A where Inna Pecar will answer your questions regarding adopting a child from overseas. There are so many considerations in international adoption, and we are here to give you our honest, professional guidance based on your hopes and your family situation.

Real Love in Real Life

A KidsFirst birth mom shares her story of choosing Real Love in Real Life. Kandice chose the most selfless love when she placed her three daughters for adoption so they could have the opportunities she did not have in life.

Are you prepared for international adoption?

We see so many prospective parents with such a huge heart for international adoption, and there are some questions you need to ask to make sure you’re prepared. Here we break it all down.

Whatever Life Throws at You

We are now taking referrals to our Whatever Life Throws at You program where we cover life skills like healthy eating, self care and staying fit, along with deeper topics like trauma recovery. Our focus is on serving the whole individual and empowering them to better respond to whatever life throws at them.

WE’RE HAGUE-ACCREDITED

KidsFirst International Adoption recently received our reaccreditation through Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) and have been Hague-accredited since 2007.  We are one of just a handful of Hague-accredited international adoption agencies. The Hague Convention has been ratified by more than 75 countries and was created as a way to establish protections for children, birth parents, and adoptive parents. Our commitment to ethical adoption practices means we only work in countries which have a clear process for declaring children orphans and in need of an adoptive family.

 

Hague Accredited

Ready to take the next step to learn more about adoption?

Dear Families and Friends of KidsFirst,

We are sure all of you are following the very sad news about what is happening in Ukraine. Many of you know that Inna Pecar, the Executive Director of KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc., is from Ukraine and that KidsFirst has a program in Ukraine and is working with families who are in the middle of their journey to bring children home. The staff of KidsFirst has spent hours, days, and nights communicating with Ukrainian authorities and rescue organizations from all over the world in our effort to help however we can.

We have also received countless phone calls from families who want to donate, adopt, host, and help in every possible way. We have received many requests about either hosting displaced children from Ukraine or donating to assist with the care, protection, and safety of the children.
HOSTING:
 
Hosting or adopting is out of the question while Ukraine is in a war. There is currently no legal process that could initiate or address an adoption case. After the war ends, Ukrainian social services will guide any adoption process in accordance with their regulations.

DONATIONS:
 
KidsFirst Foundation, which was started in 2002, is a separate nonprofit entity from KidsFirst International that has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit orphanages in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Guatemala. KidsFirst Foundation consists of board members and volunteers who donate their time. There are no paid staff members and there are virtually no administrative costs. We expect one hundred percent of donations to go towards the projects we raise money for.

Initially, we have been reluctant to accept donations because we did not have definite projects to direct them to. Now, however, we have identified projects we know will benefit from donations and which will provide relief to those affected by the war in Ukraine. We are ready to start accepting donations!

 
We receive requests for new projects multiple times a day. Some of them are related to the care of orphans and some involve the provision of assistance to children, women, elderly, and disabled who are surrounded by Russian forces and live in devastating conditions under continuous bombing. They do not have food, medications, water, and other necessities and are trying to escape to safer areas, which is a very risky and difficult task. Inna talks directly with so many of them each day; their strength, patriotism, positivity, and endurance are beyond description.
 
Following are some of the requests we have received:
 
  • Financial help with food, medications, and the most basic humanitarian needs of 2,000 orphans in the Lviv region alone.
  • Financial or humanitarian help to set up mobile camps where children can safely live.
  • Request from a group of local helpers who transport humanitarian help to people in Kyiv.
  • Financial help for transportation and rescue mission of those trapped in the Kherson (Cherson) area. We are communicating multiple times a day with a group of 32 people who are without basic needs of medication and food.

Please note that some of the missions work out and some become impossible because of the rapidly changing conditions in an area. Some areas just become too dangerous to send people into.

We would be most appreciative of any assistance we receive. We do guarantee that one hundred percent of funds received will go towards helping Ukrainian children and people. You can specify your preferences to what project you donate towards, and we will do our best to honor your preference.
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