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One role of a foster parent which isn’t often discussed is that of “keeper of the story”. And what I mean by that is that as a foster parent, you are tasked with preserving and holding the story of the child entrusted to your care… So what IS the big deal about the story behind…

So I have been ruminating this week about what we thought foster care would be like versus what it has ended up being for us. This will obviously be very different for every single person, but here are just a few of my thoughts and ramblings. Six years ago last week, a teeny, tiny, well-below-the-growth-chart,…

Before we became foster parents, my friends who had fostered would talk about their CASAs and apparently I just didn’t fully absorb what a CASA does. Or who a CASA is in a case. Or what an involved CASA can mean in the life of a child. I realize that some (or many) of you…

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…

(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…

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:

Bob and Janet Harrison were ready to retire and move to Florida. The hardworking couple had raised a blended family of five children and was looking forward to starting the next phase of their life. With everyone out of the nest and a new motorcycle in the garage, they were preparing their home for sale….

The stars came out for Children’s Bureau’s 19th annual Celebrity Cook-Off on Tuesday, October 4. The event raised $89,000 for children and families we serve. Fifty celebrities fired up the hibachi grills to entertain guests at a NEW venue — Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse in Castleton. Before dinner, guests arrived to mingle in the pagoda featuring…

Robert Day doesn’t have an easy job. As a father engagement case manager on Children’s Bureau’s Connersville team, he says he has seen a lot. But it is transformations like Michael Tackett’s that keep him believing that anything is possible. Michael had just completed rehab when Robert contacted him to discuss custody of his children….

The sixth annual Children’s Bureau Cornhole Tournament, organized by CB’s Young Professionals Advisory Board, was the group’s best fundraiser to date, generating $10,000. Penske Chevrolet was the host venue for the second year in a row, and WTTS 92.3 was on site with a live feed. A record 48 teams signed up to play in this year’s bracket, which was…