Governor candidate Doden wants free adoptions in Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Eric Doden says he first came up with a zero-cost adoption plan a year ago.

Now, as Indiana lawmakers consider abortion restrictions, Doden said Monday the need for her plan is even greater.

“I hope the legislature will adopt this important policy in the special session,” he said.

Doden’s plan would set aside $100 million to establish the state’s Adoption Fund to ensure that “choosing life” is a financially free decision for adoptive mothers and families. The plan would also use tax credits for those who adopt and to encourage donations to the fund.

Doden found support from state Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola, who heard Doden speak on the matter the same day Roe v Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Wesco would consider using the money to help pregnant women choose adoption.

Wesco said some adoption agencies may charge $10,000 up front just to start the adoption process with no guarantee that a child will ever become available.

Wesco said he received “near unanimous support” from his fellow GOP state representatives.

The Indiana Senate included $45 million in its abortion bill to create a new Hoosier Families First Fund.

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