Indiana Kids Belong started in 2019. Our mission is to dramatically improve the experiences and outcomes of kids in Indiana’s foster care system.
Our programs include:
I Belong Project
Our flagship video storytelling project gives a face and voice to kids in foster care who are legally free to be adopted and helps connect them with prospective adoptive families and forever homes.
Foster Friendly Businesses
Through our innovative Foster Friendly App area businesses can lend valuable community support to kinship and foster parents by creating an offer or services to lend valuable support as they care for kids.
Foster Friendly Faith Communities
Our Foster Friendly App also helps families locate faith communities that are welcoming and supportive of kinship and foster families, not just in Indiana, but nationwide.
Larry is an adoptive dad, former businessman and CASA volunteer who believes his role as a father is the most important job he has ever had. He loves seeing kids prosper in safe, supportive families, whether through temporary placement in loving foster homes or through finding their forever family via adoption. He especially enjoys helping businesses and faith communities understand how they can be part of the solution for kids in Indiana’s foster care system.
Project and Events Manager
Bethany Telle is a foster and adoptive mother and took her first step by providing respite for some family friends. She is quick to suggest respite to people interested in fostering or adoption. Bethany is passionate about giving vulnerable kids the spotlight and loves hearing kids express themselves and share what is important to them.
Community Engagement Manager
Alyssa started her career in child welfare in 2016 when she began working for the State of Indiana as a Family Case Manager. Alyssa developed a passion for supporting foster families while working as a Foster Care Specialist before joining Indiana Kids Belong. She has a passion for educating the community about the needs of foster families and how individuals, businesses, non-profits, and faith communities can make an impact on the lives of foster families.