Eligibility Requirements for Domestic Adoption in Indiana
MLJ Adoptions, an affiliate of Nightlight, is licensed by the Indiana department of social services to select suitable families for children needing adoption. The selection of adoptive parents is based on their eligibility to meet state and agency requirements, their capacity for adoptive parenthood, and their openness to various circumstances.
Please refer to the “Domestic Adoption Service Agreement” for details regarding the types of
domestic services available.
sufficient time to establish a home, financial security, and to adjust to the marriage as well as to
each other. Married applicants must have a satisfying and secure marriage and be married a
minimum of 3 years.
some cases is also dependent upon the regulations of the state from which the family is adopting
(child’s birth state). Our goal is to prepare you to be the best parents possible for your child.
Therefore, we require classes and reading pertaining to parenting skills and adoption issues.
ADOPTION OF SUBSEQUENT CHILDREN
DOMESTIC ADOPTION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
INDIANA DOMESTIC ADOPTION GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST
We would love to see you at one of our free information seminars! These seminars are an excellent way to have your preliminary questions answered, get to know the MLJ and Nightlight staff and meet other families beginning the adoption process. Call the Indiana office (317-875-0058) for more information and to RSVP for an upcoming seminar or visit our Events Page.
How do we get started?
- Contact Natalie Zickmund for a link to the Online application
- Read our Domestic Adoption Booklet found on the Domestic Adoption page and sign the Domestic Agreement with fee schedule.
- Begin the Home Study
Once we receive your Application paperwork, we will send you the home study packet, which contains the necessary paperwork for completing the home study.
If you have questions or concerns after reading through the information packet, please contact our Indiana Inquiry Specialist, by phone at 317-875-0058 or by email at Natalie Zickmund. She can answer your initial questions and direct you to the Domestic Program Coordinator.