Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a commuity of persons working together.
Renee, Director of St. Elizabeth| Coleman
Community Outreach & Advocacy
Our agency is committed to educating others on adoption and birthmother services. You can always find us in the community talking to healthcare professionals, students, teachers, and other social service providers. In addition to our outreach, we also advocate on behalf of the adoption community.
Indiana Adoption Agencies United (IAAU)
St. Elizabeth / Coleman is a member agency of IAAU. The purpose of IAAU is to strengthen and promote agency adoption and to become actively involved in the passing of positive adoption law.
Examples of IAAUs impact:
IAAU has advocated and actively assited in the passing of Senate Bill 91, giving adoptees born between 1941 and 1993 (roughly 350,000 Hoosiers) equal access to birth records. Priscilla Kamrath testified and spoke on behalf of Indiana Adoption Agencies United. To learn more about this bill here.
IAAU advocated for the passing of House Bill 1222, which created a nonrefundable adoption tax credit that began in the tax year 2015. On July 1, 2014 Governor Pence was given the “Certificate of Recognition” as a 2014 Friend of Adoption for the passage of HB1222 to make Indiana a more adoption-friendly state (pictured left).
Conferences, Exhibits, Fairs, High Schools, & Partnerships
We have been blessed with the opportunity to participate in, speak to, visit, and/or partner with the following:
- Indiana Perinatal Network
- Indiana Association of School Nurses
- Indiana Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care
- IAAU Cookie Day at Indiana State Legislature
- Daughters of Isabella
- Right to Life of Indianapolis - Dinner Exhibitor
- Prevent Child Abuse Indiana - Conference Exhibitor
- National Association of Social Workers - Conference Exhibitor
- Noblesville High School - Presentations
- Plainfield High School - Presentations
We offer info packets for pregnancy clinics & doctors offices. If you are interested in receiving one, or would like us to visit your organization to discuss our work please give us a call