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If you are under the impression that care for foster youth ends promptly at the age of 18, and then they are asked to leave their foster homes, please know this is not the case. This is something that has been incorrectly publicized, and Indiana DCS is doing its utmost through the Older Youth Services…

So I want to circle back to something I alluded to a couple weeks ago. Children who are not reunified with their biological family are not automatically adoptable by a foster family. There are several possible avenues that DCS may deem most appropriate. These include a variety of possibilities: kinship, guardianship, independent living, and aging…

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Social Work have received a grant to address the issue of child abuse in Indiana. One goal of the program is to establish family resource centers at places where families already gather, like schools and libraries. This program is a partnership between Indiana Department Of Child Services Indiana…

I don’t know about you, but I love a good “underdog” story. You know what I’m talking about, right? We’ve all seen them (or have probably at least heard of them): “Rocky”, “Hoosiers”, and “The Hunger Games” to name a few. Why, then, do we fail to cheer for the underdogs when it comes to…

So here’s the thing, for some reason when I talk to people about “foster care”, their minds often automatically switch to “adoption”. And I am here to tell you: Foster Care does NOT equal adoption. Now, are SOME children adopted out of the foster care system? Absolutely! My youngest son was adopted through foster care,…

April 23, 2020 Becoming a foster parent is not a decision to be entered into lightly. Foster parenting is not always an easy path, but that said, it is not without much joy…joy at seeing children heal (both physically and emotionally); joy at seeing biological parents turn their lives around so their children can come…

(Indianapolis, IN, March 22, 2019) – March of Dimes Indiana Chapter has awarded a grant to Children’s Bureau to support Safe Sleep trainings, aimed at serving maternal and child health needs in Madison County. This program will provide education and safe sleep materials to over 200 families over the course of a year. This grant…

Children’s Bureau, Inc. was recently in the news!  Thanks to Weekends Only (a furniture store located on the south side of Indianapolis) and their generous donation, Children’s Bureau will continue to grow and help in the community.  Read the partial article below. Weekends Only selected CBI, an organization that provides human resources to children and…

Bob Hansen from the Connersville News Examiner recently wrote a very inspiring article featuring Carl Scheib, Director of the Region 12 Children’s Bureau, Inc.  Here is an excerpt from the article: “I thought I was in a position where I could make a difference that would trickle down,” he said. But he didn’t enjoy the…

Never doubt your IMPACT! The holiday season may be over, but the positive impact that Children’s Bureau’s Hope for the Holidays donors have had on families really does teach and inspire.  Here are some thank you notes we received from families who were touched by our donors’ generosity this holiday season: