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Indiana leads nation in foster care adoptions

Indiana has recently become the nation’s leader in foster care adoptions. A press release from Indiana Right to Life highlighting the details can be read below. Way to go Hoosiers!!!

 

September 17, 2020
For immediate release
Indiana leads the nation in children adopted from foster care under Holcomb administration initiatives
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life applauds today’s announcement that Indiana is the top state in the nation for the adoption of children from foster care. In fiscal year 2019, 2,489 Hoosier children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services. Thanks to Indiana’s record-breaking year, today the Trump Administration is awarding Indiana $4.7 million to continue enhancing Indiana’s child welfare system.
“Today’s announcement underscores the commitment of both the Holcomb administration and the Trump administration to connect every child to a forever home through the loving act of adoption,” states Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Governor Holcomb’s focus on expanding adoption is part of his ongoing pro-life commitment to making Indiana a better place for all children, born and unborn.”
Today’s announcement was made at press event featuring Governor Holcomb and Lynn Johnson, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Administration of Children and Families.
Persons interested in adopting children still awaiting adoption can visit Indiana’s Adoption Program web site by clicking here.