A lawsuit alleges the Indiana Department of Child Services has not been paying adoptive parents subsidies even though money is available.
Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, says the Department of Child Services needs time to see the results of the changes it has been making in the past year.
A state commission formed to address children's issues is recommending better communication between state agencies that work with children.
The Department of Child Services Oversight Committee will meet for the first time Wednesday.
The Department of Child Services recorded fifteen more death in 2011 than in the previous year.
The Commission on Children's Issues would oversee Indiana's 31 boards, commissions, committees and agencies that deal with children.
Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura will be the third person to head the Department of Child Services within the past seven months.
After his first cabinet meeting, Gov. Mike Pence said he still had not made a decision on who would lead the Department of Child Services.
Caucus members also say they’ll look into gun control efforts in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
A study committee is recommending the Department of Child Services keep a centralized hotline but boost involvement in local offices.