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Greater Love Adoption Decision, Inc.

Evansville, IN 47710 | (812) 424-4523

G.L.A.D. is an Indiana-licensed adoption agency. In 1981, our founder, Nancy Van Hoose, received a phone call about adopting a baby boy that would change her life and the lives of many others forever. She and her husband were able to adopt that baby boy, and, in 1987, G.L.A.D. was formed. G.L.A.D. is an acronym for Greater Love Adoption Decision. The name shows two significant parts of adoption, the greater love it takes to consider adoption and how glad the adoptive family is to have their ordinary dream of having a family finally come true because of the extraordinary act of placing a child for adoption. We are a Christian agency dedicated to being progressive, innovative and open. Know that we recognize the difficult feelings you are going through. Our simple intention is to help in the most compassionate way possible.

Lampion Center

Evansville, IN 47714 | (812) 471-1776

Every child and adult needs and deserves support, love, encouragement, safety, and an opportunity to thrive; A chance to achieve their personal potential and make a difference in the world. Lampion Center lights the way for these hopes and dreams to become reality. Since 1885 Lampion Center has changed lives through counseling, family strengthening programs, psychological testing and evaluation, adoption services, crisis services, school and workplace programs, outreach, and community advocacy. We bring light and hope to the lives of individuals and families in southwestern Indiana by guiding them and walking side by side with them through the transitions, challenges, and traumas experienced in life. Lampion Center is a United Way agency that takes a leadership role as a dynamic forward-thinking organization, working in partnership with others to create innovative responses to emerging issues and needs. We maintain the trust of the community by being a stable, responsibly managed organization. Lampion Center provides a wide range of DOMESTIC, INTERNATIONAL, and STEP- OR GRANDPARENT ADOPTION services.

Compassionate Care

Evansville, IN 47711 | (812) 401-0930

Compassionate Care Adoption Agency and Ministry to Unwed Mothers, grew out of the work of the General Baptist Commission on Social Issues. The Commission recommended to the General Board of the General Association of General Baptists and then was presented by the Board at the 1987 General Association that the Social Issues Commission be instructed to incorporate a General Baptist adoption agency and ministry to unwed mothers as a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Indiana. The licensing procedure to be incorporated in the state of Indiana continued over the better part of two years. On September 1, 1989, Compassionate Care opened its doors at Howell General Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana as a Licensed Child Placing Agency and began accepting applications for adoptions. This exciting new ministry served General Baptists and other Christian families in every state through the Compassionate Care office. Mary Lou Howard was selected as the first director and served until 1991. Dr. John Clanton assumed the director a short time later and faithfully directed the ministry of Compassionate Care until his tragic death in 2006. Compassionate Care has successfully developed over the years since its inception and has changed some of its policies. The emphasis by the turn of the century became more and more of an adoption agency through which adoptive parents were adopting babies internationally. Also, the offices of Compassionate Care were moved to Oakland City University Wilder Center in Oakland City, Indiana. Dr. Darrell W. Hillhouse became the third executive director of Compassionate Care from 2007-2012. David Kelle joined the Compassionate Care Staff in 2012 and is currently serving as its 4th Executive Director. Under his leadership the offices of CCAMI are now strategically located in Evansville, Indiana. In the early years of this much needed ministry, it was reported to the General Association of General Baptists that “Compassionate Care is working!” It has continued “working” unceasingly throughout the years. Happily, in fact, Compassionate Care Adoption Ministries, Inc. has facilitated 168 adoptions since its beginning in 1989.

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