TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A local foster mom says she is optimistic Hoosier Governor Eric Holcomb will sign a bill into law establishing a foster parent's bill of rights.
Area foster families gathered Friday evening for Family Fun Night. The Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Group hosts the event on the last Friday of each month at Northside Community Church along Fruitridge Avenue in Terre Haute.
It is an opportunity for the kids to play and parents to train.
While there, News 10 spoke with IFAAP CEO and foster mom Kristi Cundiff about the bill she has been working diligently to pass.
She says the bill would get the Department of Child Services and foster families to work together. It just needs the governor's signature to become law.
"I'm confident and I'm hopeful and I've heard that he is going to sign it."
If it is signed into law the work of creating the bill of rights will begin.
"Then there will be a committee that will be set-up and it will be a committee of foster parents, DCS officials, organizations that work with foster children and we're going to sit down and roll-up our sleeves and we're going to come up with the best bill of rights that we can that's going to support the Department of Child Services and foster parents."
The governor could take action on the bill in the next week.
Cundiff reminds foster families they can attend the Family Fun Night each month for training and access to the clothing closet inside the church.
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