Indiana State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Indiana.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556

Indiana Department of Child Services PDF form

for requesting Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Checks

Secretary of State Indiana Secretary of State
Authentication Department
302 W. Washington Street
Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2677Fee: $0 per document – FREE!
(check your notary’s info)
Vital Records and Health Services Indiana State Dept of Health
Office of Dept of Vital Records
6 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-233-2700 (Recording)Fee: $10 for 1st copy/$4 for each additional, check to “Indiana State Dept of Health”

NOTE: Indiana requires you to get birth records from Vital Records or they will NOT State Seal them Marriage certificates are available from the County Clerk in the county where the marriage license was obtained.

State Police Check Indiana State Website
USCIS Office Indianapolis Field Office
950 N. Meridian St., Room 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3915Public Hours:
Monday through Thursday – 8am -2pm
Friday – 8am -12pm

Service Area: The State of Indiana except for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties in Northwest Indiana. Residents of these four counties are serviced by the Chicago District Office.)

Home Study providers Gateway Woods (888)443-GATE or (260)627-2159