MLJ Adoptions International Inc.

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6323 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227
United States

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Monday 8 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8 AM-5 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Nightlight Christian Adoptions strives to prepare, encourage and support families before, during and after adoption to best meet the needs of the children we serve. Nightlight provides ethical, compassionate and attentive adoption services to loving and committed families. Nightlight provides embryo, domestic, foster, and international adoption services from about fifteen countries.Nightlight Christian Adoptions believes that every child deserves a loving, permanent family. Millions of children around the world need a family to call their own. Adoption – domestic and international – helps meet this critical need. Since 1959, Nightlight Christian Adoptions has helped over 400 children join their forever families! We have also provided adoption services for families adopting from over twenty-five countries. As a non-profit, Hague Accredited adoption service provider our experienced staff will guide you through the legal and social process of adoption while preparing, encouraging and supporting you along the way.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Foster parents in Indiana have access to a variety of services and support. These services include:

Support Payments

As a foster parent, you will receive a daily payment from DCS to help cover the costs of caring for a foster child. The amount varies depending on the age and needs of the child, but payments start at $18.88/day.

Foster parents are also eligible for an initial clothing expense payment of up to $200.00 and an Annual Personal Allowance of up to $300.00 per child per year. This payment becomes available when the child has been in placement for at least eight days.

Additionally, DCS provides a Special Occasion Allowance of up to $50.00 on
child’s birthday and during the December holidays.

Medical and Dental Coverage

In Indiana, children in foster care are entitled to receive Medicaid coverage for their medical and dental needs.

However, it is the responsibility of the foster parents to schedule and attend all medical and dental appointments for the child. This means that foster parents must make sure that the child receives proper medical care and attends all necessary appointments to maintain their health and well-being.

Training and Support Groups

Foster parents have access to ongoing training and support groups to help them navigate the challenges of fostering. Support groups provide a space for foster parents to connect with others who understand the unique challenges of fostering.

Indiana Foster Care Statistics and Outcomes

Understanding the statistics and outcomes of foster care in Indiana can help you better understand the need for foster parents in the state.

As of 2021, there were over 13,000 children in foster care in Indiana. However, there are only 6,200 licensed foster parents. Most children in Indiana foster care are between ages 8 and 16. On average, they stayed an average of 14.3 months in foster care.

Sadly, children who exit foster care have a higher likelihood of experiencing homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration than their peers who did not experience foster care.

As a foster parent, you can help break this cycle. You could inspire troubled child to excel and reach their true potential.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.1 / 5
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Estee Evans
Feb 20, 2021

We were doing our home study there. Our social worker, Janna, turned us down saying we lacked parenting experience. We asked for a different social worker to review our case and were told their social workers are well trained. The supervisor, Debbie, called to tell us to withdraw and was the coldest, least empathetic person we ever talked to. Also when our official denial along with a refusal to refund any fees was sent to us, Sonja signed the email off with “enjoy your weekend.” Did I mention this is a Christian agency?

Rating: 1

Erin Hershberger
Jun 06, 2019

Love you Sam

Rating: 5

Aliesa Jines
Jun 06, 2019

MLJ has made the appropriate changes within their team to remedy all the past negative experiences and continue to do so if necessary.

Rating: 5

Peyton Nelson
Jun 06, 2019

MLJ does an amazing job! They really go the extra mile for you, and their staff is so pleasant!

Rating: 5

Aaron and Anna 1
Apr 11, 2018

Professional and personal. We loved how they took care of our needs quickly and in a caring manner.

Rating: 5