Burton invites locals to share experiences with foster care, adoption process

Written by emallers on November 21st, 2017

  State Rep. Woody Burton is hosting a listening forum to hear local Hoosiers’ experiences with Indiana’s foster care system and adoption process.

Burton said he plans to introduce legislation during the 2018 legislative session to make the process of fostering or adopting a child more transparent and efficient in Indiana.

“Fostering or adopting a child is a rewarding, yet often thankless job,” Burton said. “There is an increasing number of children in need of stable homes due to the growing opioid epidemic, so it is important that we make this process as efficient and transparent as possible. Well-thought-out policy comes from collaborating with all parties involved, which is why I encourage anyone who has experience with the foster care system and adoption process to attend this forum.”

The forum is open to the public and will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Johnson County Public Library-White River Branch. Those unable to attend can share their experience with Burton by emailing h58@iga.in.gov or calling 317-232-9648.


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