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Registration Opens on January 2, 2018

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Indiana Adoptee Network’s

Racing to Records, The Final Lap

Spring 2018 Conference 

4/20-4/21 2018

Crowne Plaza - Union Station
123 West Lousiana Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

317-631-2221

 

Conference Registration begins on January 2nd  

From the Indianapolis Airport, you can take the GoExpress shuttle for $10 per person 

Driving Directions:

  • take I-70 east
  • Follow I-70 E to Illinois Street and Take Exit 79B
  • Continue on Illinois Street to 123 West Louisiana Street

Parking:

  • Pan Am Plaza self-park garage is located adjacent to hotel front drive (not owned or operated by the hotel)
  • Self-Parking Fee: $24 USD
  • Valet Parking Fee: $38 USD with in/out privileges

Access to Records Begining On July 2, 2018

Until the records are opened, you should register NOW with the Indiana State Department of Health Mutual Consent Registry to obtain information. In June 2018, you will need to file these same forms (5405 & 5406) to obtain your records.

The State Registry is at NO COST

  1. Please print and fill out forms 47896 and 47897 OR Complete them online by clicking on these links
    1. Non-identifying information form –https://forms.in.gov/Download.aspx?id=5406 
    2. Identifying information form – https://forms.in.gov/Download.aspx?id=5405
  2. Fill out both forms with any information you know
  3. Copy OR photograph your driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.
  4. Email both forms and copy of your ID to – darjohnson@isdh.in.gov OR Mail to address on bottom of the forms

In 4-6 weeks if you have not received confirmation from the state board of health contact – Darci Haight 317-233-7279.

Join Indiana Adoptee Network

as we celebrate the accomplishment 

of our sister non-profit

Hoosier For Equal Access To Records

H.E.A.R.


Adoption Records Bill Signed by Governor Pence

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2016) – Today Indiana’s adult adoptees have achieved a reality that’s taken years to accomplish – equal access to the most basic parts of their identity. Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 91 into law today, making Indiana the 14th state to give adult adoptees from the “closed records” period access to their original birth certificate and adoption records.

Advocates from Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records (HEAR), a non-profit formed to push for adult adoptee access legislation in Indiana, commended the Governor signing the bill as part of his statewide effort to make Indiana the most adoption-friendly state in the country.

“Today marks a tremendous victory for hundreds of thousands of people adopted in Indiana,” said Pam Kroskie, president of HEAR. “We are deeply grateful to the Indiana General Assembly for passing this legislation, and thank Governor Pence for his partnership on this critical issue.”

Under current law, Hoosiers adopted after 1994 have access to their records. Those adopted between 1941 and 1993 during Indiana’s “closed records” period are forced to use a difficult and expensive intermediary system to obtain their original birth certificate and adoption file information. Effective July 1, 2018, the new law will equalize access to information for all Indiana adoptees.

In the two years before the law takes effect, Kroskie plans to continue providing educational resources to the state and general public through her sister nonprofit, Indiana Adoption Network (IAN).

“A major component of this new law will be utilizing the two years we have to share information so that all Hoosiers involved in the adoption process are aware this bill has passed,” said Kroskie.

Hoosier families affected by the legislation can contact IAN for more information.

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About HEAR
Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records, Inc. (HEAR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to passing adult adoptee access legislation in Indiana, calling on adoptees, birth/first mothers, adoptive parents and adoption placement professionals to band together in support for equal access to records.

About IAN
Indiana Adoption Network (IAN) is a non-profit organization serving to empower Hoosier families through education, support, and advocacy.