Our Mission

The need is great in Indiana for more people going all IN for children in our communities. Every Child Indiana’s role is to connect those caring, generous Hoosiers to opportunities to support, foster and adopt children across the state. Our mission is to be your guide so it can be easier than ever to get involved.

Every Child Indiana is a network of licensing agencies, volunteer organizations, DCS, advocates, and other organizations working together in trust-building collaboration to fill the biggest gaps in caring for children and families before, during, and beyond foster care in our state.

for children and families before, during, and beyond foster care in every county in Indiana.

What We Do


Every Child shares the realities of foster care while demonstrating a positive, collaborative, and hopeful tone that challenges the stereotypes associated with the system and those involved.

Empowering Volunteers

Every Child provides meaningful ways for anyone and everyone to engage with the child welfare system.

Raising Up New Foster Parents

While inviting individuals to get involved at any level, Every Child Indiana is relentless about sharing the need for more foster families (resource). Our mission is to demystify the process and help anyone willing to open their homes get partnered with the best organization for them.

Supporting Families

As foster families (resource) come forward at an unprecedented rate and families of origin get reunified (the goal of foster care), Every Child provides relational, community, and tangible support for families.

Our Values


We show empathy and understanding for the challenges faced by children and families impacted by foster care, and we take action to support them with kindness and compassion.


We believe that every child and family impacted by foster care has the potential to thrive, and we work to inspire hope and positivity in all aspects of our work.


We strive to create a sense of belonging and community for children and families impacted by foster care, and we work to break down barriers and promote unity in our organization and in the wider community.


We work together with our community partners, volunteers, and supporters to achieve our mission and to provide the best possible outcomes for children and families.

Radical Generosity

We demonstrate generosity to the kids and families we serve through stewarding the support of our donors, volunteers, and community partners.


We are committed to finding new and creative ways to support children and families impacted by foster care, and we embrace innovation and change as we work towards our mission.


January 2023

The Contingent was welcomed in Indiana as a partner in foster family recruitment.

May 2023

Foster care organizations began gathering together to explore how collaboration could change the way kids and families are served in Indiana.

November 28th, 2023

“Every Child Indiana” coined and launched as a collective effort with 20+ organizations. We held a public launch to invite everyone into bringing what they can to the table for kids and families impacted by foster care.


Partnering with Indiana Department of Child Services and community organizations, Every Child Indiana works to achieve an ideal placement for every child in foster care through marketing, education, one-on-one connections, and initiatives. There’s something for everyone to bring to the table wherever you are!

From Our Community

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Every Child mobilizes community to uplift children & families impacted by foster care in Indiana.