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Adoption Awareness Fall Festival

(November 3rd 2018)

3:00PM-6:00PM


St. Elizabeth | Coleman invites you to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month with a family-friendly Fall Festival, in our agency's backyard (at 2500 Churchman Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203)
Bring your family and friends and enjoy FREE activities, such as face painting, games, and more. We will also offer food, smores, and drinks for a small fee. Come and spend an afternoon with our staff; meet new and old friends and discover their connection to Adoption.

This will also be a time for those who know and love Katrina. Please come and share your stories and say your goodbyes as Katrina is off to Retirement.
For more info on Katrina and this event click here.

Join us to bring together our adoption community in our own backyard!

For questions, please call Christine at 317-787-3412

Birthmom Journey, Our Birthmother Support Group

RSVP to Cheryl (cgarlinger@secindy.org)


WELCOME to the Birth Mom Journey (Support Group). This is a "Secret", closed Facebook group, so your confidentiality is maintained. Only women who have placed children for adoption through St. Elizabeth's, Coleman or St. Elizabeth / Coleman are invited to participate in this group. We will use this secret Facebook Group as a way to have discussions and support each other, as opposed to meeting face-to-face. We have weekly topic suggestions. We currently have over 40 active members, who use this Group to support each other and relate to one another.

If you'd like to be invited to our Online Support Group, please email a request to Cheryl Garlinger at cgarlinger@secindy.org.

Birthmother Luncheon

The Birth Mother Luncheon is an annual event that honors the women who have placed a child for adoption through our agency (either St. Elizabeth’s, Coleman or St. Elizabeth / Coleman) throughout the years.


This event gives us an opportunity to honor and celebrate these women; acknowledging their courage, love, and strength. This event also gives the women an opportunity to share their stories with other women who have gone through this journey. Each year we have a tasty lunch, entertainment, speakers, sharing time, and gifts.

One of our favorite traditions is our balloon release ceremony. We write names, notes, and memories on our balloons and then release them together honoring our loss and love for children placed for adoption.

If you'd like to receive more information and an invitation to the 2019 Luncheon, please email Cheryl at cgarlinger@secindy.org

See photos from the past Luncheon's here.

Everett's Drive for Hope

A fundraising drive in memory of Everett Eric


Click Everett's photo to go to the fundraisers Facebook group

My name is Stephanie Ralich, and I work for St. Elizabeth| Coleman in the International Adoption Program and am also the coordinator of the Donations and Volunteer Program. On 8/11/10, my family’s life changed forever as I delivered a very anticipated and very loved stillborn baby boy. Our son, Everett Eric, had a cord accident at the end of my pregnancy. We were completely devastated.
My husband and I have decided to start “Everett’s Drive for Hope” to continue helping numerous women and children, through St. Elizabeth| Coleman, in honor of Everett’s 7th birthday. There are many items the agency needs, to serve families effectively. You can help with this cause in several ways.


1. Purchase items through our Amazon Wish List, and have them shipped directly to the agency (2500 Churchman Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203). Click here.
2. You can submit a check to the agency, for us to purchase needed items. Make the check payable to St. Elizabeth| Coleman, and write “Everett” in the memo line.
3. You can go to this link to make an online monetary donation to the drive.

You can collect items on the Amazon Wish List (generic items are welcome) and deliver them to St. Elizabeth| Coleman.

Thank you for your participation in Everett’s Drive for Hope. We are excited to see how many women and children will be helped because of Everett!

With love,

Stephanie Ralich
International Adoption Coordinator
Volunteer & Donations Coordinator

sralich@secindy.org
(317) 787-3412

Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble

June 23, 2019

The Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble is an annual golf outing and fundraiser.


The 17th Annual Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble in part benefits women & children in need. This annual golf scramble raises money to benefit our agency’s Pregnancy, Adoption & Parenting Programs. You can help us make a positive impact on our community and support the mission of St. Elizabeth | Coleman!

The next Scramble will be June 23, 2019, more info to come closer to the time of the event

  • Outing Location: Bluff Creek Golf Course

    View photos of past year's Golf Scramble here Thank you to everyone that participated and made the event a success!

  • Summer Concert

    SUMMER 2019

    5:00 PM- 7:00 PM


    St. Elizabeth | Coleman invites you to a family friendly Summer Concert in our agency's backyard (at 2500 Churchman Ave.)

    Your video invitation and pictures from 2017 event can be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/NUeIEZKDI5w

    More about Mr. & Mrs. Something
    Weaving the soulful passion of blues and rock with the honesty of folk, Mr. & Mrs. Something offer a refreshing taste of hope that feels like coming home.

    $5.00 per person (Cash only can be accepted)
    Food & drinks available for purchase* (Please bring cash)
    Bring blankets or lawn chairs
    *No smoking or alcohol is permitted on grounds
    Join us to bring together our adoption community.

    For questions, please call Nadja at 317-787-3412

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