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Governor Pence Calls For Adoption Measures In 2014 Agenda

An adoption tax credit and the formation of an interim study committee are some of the goals in the governor's 2014 legislative agenda.

Governor Mike Pence

Photo: Courtesy of the Office of the Governor

The governor recounted his experience with Indiana's adoption process during a speech in Fort Wayne.

Governor Mike Pence is asking lawmakers to create a state tax credit for any individual or family who adopts in the upcoming legislative session. His proposal would also create a state credit for taxpayers who take advantage of the federal adoption credit.

The proposal also laid out goals for a one-year interim study committee to examine reducing legal and regulatory costs for prospective adoptive parents, and coordinating between public and private adoption services.

Pence said in a speech in Fort Wayne he wants Indiana to be the most pro-adoption state in the US.

The Indiana Department of Child Services finalizes over 1000 adoptions every year in the state.

Jashin Lin

Jashin Lin is a reporter/videographer for WFIU and WTIU news. She has previously worked as a videographer/web producer for MO.gov and as a reporter/videographer for the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She studied multimedia journalism and information technology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. You can follow her on Twitter @jashinlin.

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  • Bob Eckert

    Bet he doesn’t mean adoption by same-sex couples. Let’s ask him?

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