Hand In Hand International Adoptions

Indiana Based 582 Waiting Children  5 Adoption Programs Homestudies in 3 States

 Call 260-636-3566 210A N. Orange St. Indiana

Hand In Hand began in 1974 when our Founder and Executive Director, MaryLee (Fahrenbrink) Lane was living in the Philippines and recognized the plight of children living in orphanages. She proceeded to found Hand In Hand and we have worked in many countries over the years. Most all our staff are adoptive parents. We feel strongly for children in all countries who wait for families, especially children with special needs, older children, and sibling groups. We provide extensive pre-adoption education, schedule homeland tours for teens and adults and also offer summer hosting programs with older children who still yearn for their own permanent families.

We offer online groups to advocate for our children from China:

Deaf Adoption Advocacy

Hemophilia Advocacy

Down Syndrome Advocacy

Children in HIH's Partner Orphanages

Waiting Children-Hand in Hand



Placing children with families in all 50 states of the USA.


Direct homestudy services provided to families living in the following states. Families living in other states will be referred to a Hague-Approved, licensed homestudy-provider in your state of residence.

Hosting Services

The Orphan Hosting Program for children in the Philippines is a successful way to unite older waiting children with adoptive families.  Many waiting children in Philippine orphanages will never be considered for adoption simply because of their age. One way that the Philippine government has found to be effective to find these children families is to allow them to make a brief visit to the US to stay with potential adoptive families. The families can spend time getting to know the children whom they host, and then later decide if adoption of the host child seems right for them. Even if the children do not end up being adopted, the hope is that they will at least have had a respite from orphanage life for a while and had a chance to visit America. Learn more about hosting a child from the Philippines now!

Hosting Program for children in China! Now accepting applications in our host-to-adopt program for Spring 2017. Send an email to for more information or visit:

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  • Hosting Program
  • International Adoption
  • Adoption Training
  • Heritage Tours
  • Hosting Program
  • Orphanage Support
  • Post-Adoption Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities

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