Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

November is National Adoption Month. And to celebrate, the Indiana Adoption Program, Department of Child Services, and the Allen County Superior Court hosted a special event. 

Indiana adoption advocates say there’s excitement in the community after the state announced it will resume funding the State Adoption Subsidy for parents who adopt special needs children from foster care.

The Department of Child Services stopped providing the subsidies in 2009.  It was the peak of the recession and agency budgets were being slashed.