SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 | 8:30AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a free seminar where you can discover the different options for growing your family through adoption, as well as engaging in other ways to care for vulnerable children.


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Matt Craig is 43 years old and was born in Scottsburg, IN, where he serves as the Lead Pastor of First Christian Church. He has been married to his wife, Farah, for 17 years and they have 5 children. 3 Biological and 2 Adopted.

Their adoption journey started January 31, 2013. In Matt’s words, “Our journey was filled with joy, celebration, disappointment and many setbacks, but we knew that God had placed this on our hearts and we knew that we were in his hands… it’s been that way every day since!”

Matt and Farah with their children - Kinlee (15), Kati (13), Jaxon (8), Roman (7) and Adia (4). 


Adoption Options

Gain an understanding of the different types of adoption and each process, an overview of the expenses associated with the primary types of adoption, and resources that will help you develop a strategy to afford adoption. Whether you already have clear direction or you are at the beginning stages, this breakout will cover each of the following adoption options: International Adoption, Private/Domestic, Embryo Adoption, Foster to Adopt. Learn which options may be a good fit for your family!

Presenter: Sara Wilson, OCA

Foster to Adopt

More than 25 percent of children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Learn basic information and how to begin the process of becoming a certified foster home in Indiana. Attendees will learn the DCS mission and discover more about the children in need. There will also be in-depth discussions about the process, training and foster parent requirements. 

Presenter: TBD

Private Domestic Adoption

In this overview of domestic adoption, learn about openness in adoption, characteristics of the children being placed through private domestic adoption, home study requirements, the matching process, and how to choose an agency or attorney. 

Presenter: Twila Brohman, Bethany Christian Services


Adoption Panel

Hear from a panel of parents who have adopted domestically, internationally, and through foster care.