Birthmom Journey, Our Birthmother Support Group
RSVP to Cheryl (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 2017 Luncheon, please email Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org
See photos from the 2016 Luncheon here.
St. Elizabeth | Coleman invites you to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month with a family-friendly Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4th in our agency's backyard (at 2500 Churchman Ave.)
Bring your family and friends and enjoy FREE activities, such as hayrides, 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.
Join us to bring together our adoption community.
For questions, please call Christine at 317-787-3412
Everett's Drive for Hope
A fundraising drive in memory of Everett Eric
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!
International Adoption Coordinator
Volunteer & Donations Coordinator
Walking for Dreams
An event that raises money for non-profit organizations in Indianapolis. St. Elizabeth|Coleman brings a team of walkers and joins up with other Catholic Charities!
Check out photos from the 2016 walk here.
Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble
The Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble is an annual golf outing and fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds directly benefit our agency.
View photos of last year's Golf Scramblehere Thank you to everyone that participated and made the event a success!