Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a bill of rights for foster parents. This bill mandates that the Department of Child Services has to work together with foster parents, child placing agencies, and other foster care experts.
Kansas House has rejected a bill that would have allowed adoption and foster care organizations to refuse placements to same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. Hours earlier the Senate approved the bill.
Missouri House bills concerning foster care legislation are being approved by committees and recommended to pass in the House. Five other bills related to foster care are also being considered by committees.
National: The latest Voice for Adoption advocacy updates can be found here.
National: The latest Human Rights Campaign Foundation updates can be found here.