Indiana Senate Passes Bill to Support Pregnant Women, Encourage Adoption

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Indiana senators approved a measure on Friday to direct funding toward programs that help pregnant women, children and people who adopt. The spending bill from Senate Republicans, which passed 46–1, allocates $45 million more in the coming year toward state agencies that “support the health of pregnant women, postpartum mothers, and infants,” especially among low-income families. The wraparound services would be available for families with children under 4 years old and comes with an estimated $5 million expansion in adoption tax credits.