A $15.1 million settlement was approved last week between the Indiana Department of Child Services and adoptive parents who have been on the waiting list for financial support since 2009. These parents adopted foster children with special needs and have been expecting and needing state financial help for years. It was agreed in September that payments would be made retroactively to those parents who have been on the waiting list.
There are great challenges for families who adopt special needs children through the foster care system. And although the families are certainly grateful to be together and have each other, some challenges result in extreme financial burdens.
Lump sum checks will be issued to the families before Christmas, and monthly payments will continue to be made. The timing is wonderful, as November is National Adoption Month.
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There are many expectant parents seeking to place children for adoption and many hopeful adoptive families seeking to build forever families through adoption. You can learn more about the process and resources available to you at Adoption.com’s Indiana adoption page.
Are you ready to pursue adoption? Visit Adoption.org or call 1-800-ADOPT-98 to connect with compassionate, nonjudgmental adoption specialists who can help you get started on the journey of a lifetime. Are you considering placing a child for adoption? Do you want more choices with your adoption plan? Do you want to regain more control in your life? Visit Adoption.org or call 1-800-ADOPT-98. We can help you put together an adoption plan that best meets your needs.