Who Are We?

Our History

In 1999, Inna Pecar and her husband, Steve Pecar, followed their hearts and founded KidsFirst Adoption Services - an adoption agency that has been totally impassioned by, dedicated to, and supportive of both birth mothers and adoptive parents since its inception.

Inna earned a Masters in Education in Ukraine, her place of birth, and a Masters in Social Work from Indiana University following her immigration to the United States. She has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1998 and was presented with the IUPUI School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. Steve earned his law degree from Indiana University and has over 20 years of experience in adoption law. Together, along with our devoted and ambitious team, we work tirelessly to assure not only the success of each adoption, but the well-being of each client throughout and after the adoption process.

At KidsFirst, we pour our hearts into our work to ensure that families are supported throughout the process and that children are placed into the best care possible. We value absolute transparency between families and the KidsFirst staff. We fully understand and are prepared to deal with all the circumstances that may arise when placing or adopting a child. We appreciate the trust that you place in us.

Team

Inna Pecar
Founder & Director
Steve Pecar
Co-Founder & Adoption
Lawyer
Kim Howard
Adoption Caseworker
Mercedes Carey
Adoption Caseworker
Mary Carole Scanell
Adoption Caseworker

Team

Inna Pecar
Founder & Director
Steve Pecar
Co-Founder & Adoption
Lawyer
Kim Howard
Adoption Caseworker
Mercedes Carey
Adoption Caseworker
Mary Carole Scanell
Adoption Caseworker

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The Adoption Process
1) Contact KidsFirst to request more information

You can reach us anytime, anonymously, by phone, text, or email. We can talk about all of your worries, concerns, and your questions regarding adoption, our services, and the adoption process. You have the right to remain anonymous until you feel comfortable, but we will ask you some questions such as:
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Pregnant?
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and wondering whether or not to place your baby for adoption? Well, you've come to the right place.

We understand that this is a scary and uncertain time for you. This is no easy decision, but you have already made the first step in learning and deciding what is best for your baby.
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Trouble Parenting?
Are you struggling to raise your child? Are you overwhelmed with the responsibilities of parenting and thinking about placing your child for adoption? We know you are experiencing incredibly difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions, but know that there are many totally valid reasons women consider adoption for their child. We can educate you on the different options surrounding adoption, and if you decide to place your child, we can guide you through every step of the adoption process.
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Hague Accreditation

KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc. (KFIA) is a Hague-accredited, non-profit adoption agency licensed to provide adoption services for all international adoptions. We were among the first group of agencies to attain Hague Accreditation in 2007 and has remained accredited since.

Hague Accreditation signifies that an agency meets the standards founded in the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, and the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012. This indicates that the Council of Accreditation (COA) has concluded that KFIA conducts its services in compliance with these standards. COA continues to monitor and oversee the agency's performance to ensure it remains compliant with the outlined standards.

Click here to learn more about adoption accreditation.

Have you ever wondered if adoption might be right for you?