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We have over 15 years of experience building families through adoption.

The Indiana Adoption Program started in 2001 with a call from a family asking if Gateway Woods could complete their home study for an international adoption from Ukraine. Gateway Woods, then already a licensed child-placing agency, began providing adoption home study services. The Adoption Program officially opened with board approval in 2003. Since that time, Gateway Woods Family Services has completed over 600 international and domestic home studies and been involved in the placement of over 400 children domestically and from all over the world. Gateway Woods Family Services collaborates with international placement agencies throughout the United States to place children in homes. Gateway Woods Family Services has helped place children from over 25 different countries with families from Indiana and Illinois. The adoption services were expanded to Illinois in 2014. In 2016, Gateway Woods developed as a service brand for the growing needs of our adoption program. For domestic adoption, Gateway Woods Family Services works with birth parents in the United States to place children in Indiana and Illinois.



“Almost ten years ago, you came to our aid and pushed a home study through in record time for us to be able to adopt our son, who was born in PA two weeks after we found out about him. We are still so very grateful for the kind, efficient way you helped us out and aided us through the process. We have referred various of our friends to you over the years, because we knew they’d be in good hands if they chose to work with you!”

Judy (Adoptive Parent)

“The staff at Gateway Woods has walked with our family through six adoptions – both domestic and international. They have been there to answer questions, give advice, and celebrate joy-filled milestones. Our relationship with Gateway has continued even after our children have arrived home. We know we can turn to them for support at anytime!”

Tonya (Adoptive Parent)

“Gateway Woods is A loving Christian based organization as well as all of your adoptive parent options. There is no judgement…it doesn’t change how they look at you no matter what you have done or what you have been through you are loved all the same as well as your child. Gateway Woods has a large variety of beautiful hearted parents awaiting your beautiful child. Adoption through Gateway Woods is a great option.”

Sue (Birth Mother)

“I was adopted and had wonderful parents, and I know Jason & Shauna would love adopted children as my parents loved me.”


“Jason & Shauna have an enormous amount of love to share. They are great parents to [their son] and are sure that he feels loved, has stability, and are always making memories with him – they would do just the same with another child.”


“I feel both are ones that have all the love to give a child unconditionally and unselfishly. They will support a child in their interests, their triumphs, and their sorrow.”


“They are kind, loving, responsible people. They have a good marriage and are financially secure.”


“Adam and Rachel are both responsible, caring, compassionate, and loving people who know how to laugh and have fun. They model a balance of flexibility and structure that will allow any child to thrive in their care.”


“They have a strong marriage and good communication between them. They have been married a number of years and have considered adopting for a long tome – at least 3 years.”


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