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Hand in Hand International Adoptions, Albion IN

  • Agency Name
  • Hand in Hand International Adoptions
  • Agency Location
  • 210-A North Orange Street
    Albion, IN 46701
  • Contact Phone
  • (260) 636-3566
  • Contact Name
  • Vickie Truelove
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • International Adoption Placement and Homestudy Services
  • Description
  • The Indiana office for the adoption agency Hand In Hand International Adoptions is in Albion, Indiana. Albion, Indiana is within 35 miles of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the second largest city in the state. Albion is a small, quaint town which also happens to be the county seat for Noble County, Indiana. So when families finalize their adoptions, they just walk across the street to our stately courthouse built in the 1880’s. Our office is in the lower level of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. The church graciously gives us office space and plenty of extra space for adoption classes, orientations, and meetings with prospective families (who can bring their other children along because there is a nursery right outside the office where the children can play.) Albion, Indiana is also home to Chain O Lakes State Park (one of the finest in the state) and Black Pine Animal Park (a sanctuary for wild animals). Directly across the street from our office is the Brick Ark Inn, a fine bed and breakfast which several adoptive families have stayed at when they have come to Albion for a Hand In Hand event.
  • Adoption Process
  • Step 1: If you reside in one of the states in which Hand In Hand has licensed offices (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, or Minnesota) we invite you to attend a free orientation hosted by Hand In Hand. Our orientation sites, dates and times are listed on our news page, or you may contact the office nearest you for more information. If you reside in another state, you may request an information packet or contact our administrative office in Tucson, Arizona, and you will work directly with the Hand In Hand Program Director for your desired country. Step 2: If you choose to adopt through Hand In Hand, you must submit a completed application with application fee, a copy of your most recent tax return, a signed fee agreement for the specific country, a signed disclosure statement, and a snapshot photo of you and your family. Step 3: Upon receipt and acceptance of your application, Hand In Hand will send you an invitation to attend our mandatory pre-adoptive parent group training sessions (if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana or Minnesota). The agency requires 30-35 hours of training, with the structure of the training varying with the state. If you reside in a state other than Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana or Minnesota, training will be provided by the licensed agency in your state that will be doing your home study. Areas of education provided by Hand In Hand include Immigration, the home study process, paperwork processing, types of children available, attachment and bonding, trans-racial and trans-cultural adoptions, medical considerations, core issues in adoption, parenting skills, and more. Step 4: With our guidance, you will be busy collecting medical reports, original birth certificates, marriage/divorce certificates, employment verification, physical examination forms, and other documents needed to build your dossier. Each country has its own requirements for dossier documents, and we will assist you with each one. Step 5: Once a portion
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