Who are we?




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.



Inna Pecar

Inna Pecar

Founder & Director

Steve Pecar

Steve Pecar

Co-Founder & Adoption

Mary Carole Scanell

Mary Carole Scanell

Adoption Caseworker


How KidsFirst Came To Be

   How KidsFirst Came To Be  KidsFirst was born from a dream to help a child. When I would soon graduate from the Indiana University Masters in Social Work program, I was introduced to a humanitarian agency in Washington, D.C. that helped children from...

Trouble Parenting?

   Trouble Parenting?Are you struggling to raise your child? Are you overwhelmed with the responsibilities of parenting and thinking about putting your child up for adoption? We know you are experiencing incredibly difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions,...


   Pregnant?  Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and wondering whether or not to place your baby for adoption? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We understand that this is a scary and uncertain time for you. This is no easy decision, but you have...

The Adoption Process

   The Adoption Process  1) Contact KidsFirst to request more information You can reach us anytime, anonymously, by phone, text, or email. We can talk about all of your worries, concerns, and your questions regarding adoption, our services, and the adoption...
Inna Pecar

Dear Inna, How do I get things done when there is so much to do?

Every Wednesday Inna answers a question that comes in over Facebook! If you have a question, message us and you may see your question answered on here!Question Week 1"How do I get things done when there is so much to do?" This week, Inna talks about strategies that...