Our state has around 13,000 ​ children who are in the foster care system through no fault of their own. Of these children, 1,500 are legally-free for adoption. The rest of the children need a loving, safe, and supportive foster family to care for them while they wait to go home to their biological families.

When children age-out of the system at 18 without a family, they are significantly more likely to experience homelessness, crisis pregnancy, unemployment, incarceration, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Trafficking.

I Belong Project

The I Belong Project ™
has become one of America’s Kids Belong signature programs. The I Belong Project™ uses high quality videography to give children in foster care a face and a voice. These videos serve as individual recruitment tools for foster children who are legally-free for adoption and are waiting for their forever family.

Foster Care

You’re probably wondering if a problem so large is really SOLVABLE.

We’ve been there, too.

But we’re happy to tell you that with two proven models and a first-of-its-kind solution, the answer is YES.  Regardless of your occupation, skillset, and life stage, you have the unique ability & opportunity to impact the lives of children in foster care.


Prospective Parents


Every day we meet more individuals and families who are considering taking the leap to become foster parents, or adoptive parents. We know you probably have a lot of questions and would need more answers before committing. That’s normal.

Just don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from moving forward. Contact Indiana Adoption Program (Indiana Department of Child Services) today. They will walk you through the process, help answer any of your questions along the way, and assist you in determining if becoming an adoptive parent is a fit for you. You can also visit their website, and start the process, using the button below.

Interested in Foster Care? Contact Indiana Foster Care to determine if becoming a foster parent is right for you by using the button below.


Larry May

State Director

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Bethany Telle

Project and Events

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Indiana State Director:

Larry May