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April 21, 2017


Could Indiana Adopt Statewide Paid Family Leave Requirements?

Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill that assigns the issue of paid family leave to a summer study committee.

January 30, 2017


Committee Approves Adoption Background Check Change

If passed, adoption agencies would no longer have to check a national registry of child abuse and neglect cases because the registry doesn’t exist.

June 30, 2016


Judge: Include Both Mothers On Birth Certificate

The federal judge says denying both same-sex spouses the right to be on a birth certificate leaves the child having only one legal parent.

April 8, 2016


Lesbian Parents Fight To List Both Names On Birth Records

Indiana birth certificates list the birth mother and the father. For a lesbian couple like Nicki and Tonya Bush-Sawyer, that leaves one of them out.

March 4, 2016


Adoption Records Officially Open With Newly-Signed Law

Most children adopted in Indiana from 1941 through 1993 will have access to their birth records under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Mike Pence.

February 22, 2016


Adoption Records Bill Passes House, Advances To Gov. Pence

Last year’s version of the bill was killed in a House committee after fears arose over birth mother privacy.

January 13, 2016


Bill To Open State’s Closed Adoptions Records Moves Forward

Indiana's closed adoptions era spanned from 1941 to 1993.

December 30, 2015


GOP Sen. Brent Steele Will Not Seek Re-Election Next Year

Sen. Brent Steele says, for his last session, he’s going to focus on a few key issues he’s particularly passionate about.

October 21, 2015


Lawmakers Look Into Opening Closed Adoption Records

Lawmakers next session will take another pass at legislation opening up records from Indiana’s closed adoptions era.

April 7, 2015


Adoption Records Bill Officially Dead

The bill stalled in a house committee last month and is being bumped as the legislative session nears its end.

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