Special Events

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 2020 Luncheon, please email Cheryl at cgarlinger@secindy.org

See photos from the 2016 and 2021 Luncheon here.

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.

Virtual Fundraiser (Past Event)

St. Elizabeth| Coleman Giving Birth to Hope Virtual Fundraiser

Every gift doubled through a $10,000 match!

Where: Recorded Zoom

Details: Join us for an evening of hope. Hear stories from an adoptive family and a longtime supporter. Learn how St. Elizabeth| Coleman works with mothers and adoptive families.


View recorded Video here


Please submit any questions to: Rhummel@SECindy.org

List of On-going Events

  • Birth Mother Luncheon (Private event, call Cheryl at 317-787-3412 for more information)


  • Birthmom Journey (Private online Group, please call Cheryl at 317-787-3412 for more information)