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Thank you so much for your interest in supporting Indiana children who’ve found themselves in need of a safe home, loving family, and hope for a better future.  Because the need for foster care continues to grow in Indiana and we’re very proud to support potential foster parents, like you, who are driven to open your homes and lives to help children in need.  

Adult and Child Health is a not-for-profit agency which has supporting the child welfare and behavioral health needs of Central Indiana children and families since 1949.  As an Indiana State Certified Community Mental Health Center, Licensed Child Placing Agency, and Community Health Center, Adult and Child Health can support the social, behavioral, and medical needs of foster families and foster children as a single provider.  

We are grateful for the opportunity to work alongside foster parents who are making a commitment to children by providing them a safe and loving home environment. – Julie Stewart, Director of Child Welfare Services

With over 68 years providing behavioral health care, Adult & Child has expertise in serving children with a history of trauma and emotional difficulties. We’re seeking foster families with open hearts who are ready to give children the care they desperately need.  We proudly license a wide variety of foster parents because we believe diversity helps to provide the best possible family environment for kids. We support all foster parents regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender.  

Therapeutic foster parents are the primary healers of the children in their homes. We provide support, education, and competitive financial reimbursement to assist our foster families with the challenging task of caring for traumatized children.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of foster children, we’d love to talk to you


our testimonials

Becoming a foster parent changed my life forever. I've been so happy to have A&C by my side for all of it.
The most rewarding thing is the happiness you see in the kids’ faces, and just knowing that if they weren’t there, I think about where would they be. It makes me feel good to know it doesn’t matter, they’re here now.
I’ve been a foster parent for 15 years. Over the last 15 years, I’ve probably taken care of 25 kids. It’s just a thing in me … I love doing it and the kids enjoy me.