Cook responses to Indiana's top ranking for foster care adoption

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, September 17, 2020

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), a member of the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee, regarding today's announcement that Indiana is the top state in the nation for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care in addition to receiving nearly $5 million from the federal government to enhance Indiana's child welfare system:

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 17, 2020) – "Indiana has made great strides in ensuring children in foster care are adopted into families providing safe, nurturing homes. The recently created adoption unit within the Indiana Department of Child Services has brought on additional staff who are laser-focused on connecting our most vulnerable young Hoosiers to loving families in every corner of the state. While this new ranking is a tremendous accomplishment, we now have the opportunity with this federal assistance to reach more children in need and help them find their forever home. As a member of the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee, I supported and helped craft legislation to enhance our child welfare system, and I am committed to continuing to strengthen those policies to better serve our youth."

Click here to read the full announcement.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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