Foster Parent Legislative Evolution

Yesterday Grant Kirsch, Heidi Renee, and myself in person, along with Josh Kroll and Noah Gamill by phone, met with Senator David Niezgodski at the Capitol. Topic of discusssion was SB 398 SUBSIDY NEGOTIATIONS. We are working hard on this issue. I spoke with Senator Jon Ford who will be reaching out to Seantor Niezgodski and Senator Grooms who is the Chairman of the Family and Children’s Services Committee. We also met with Senator Grooms this week. 
I am a believer that CHANGE IS COMING! 
(No promises) We are in the midst of a FOSTER PARENT LEGISLATIVE EVOLUTION!!!

#IFAAP2019Session — with Jon Ford and 15 others at IFAAP Headquarters.

Subsidy Negotiations

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#IFAAP2019Session — at IFAAP Headquarters.

Child Abuse Prevention Month With Governor Holcomb

Governor Holcomb with his pinwheel cupcake in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. We also gave him a pinwheel to wear on his lapel. April is the month we stop to reflect on the innocent lives that have been lost and have suffered trauma due to abuse and neglect. 

IFAAP Members Testify In Favor Of Senate Bill 233 Foster Parent Bill of Rights

IFAAP CEO Kristi Cundiff testifies in favor of SB 233 Foster Parent Bill of Rights before the Senate Family and Children Services Committee. The vote was unanimous in favor and now the bill will move to the second reading before going to the Senate for a full vote. “This is a great day for the Foster Parents of Indiana” Cundiff stated.

IFAAP Members Support Senate Bill 233 Foster Parent Bill of Rights

Senator Jon Ford, Author of SB 233 Foster Parent Bill of Rights, IFAAP CEO Kristi Cundiff and members Crystal Yoder, Nikki Malott, and Ernie Shearer, along with RJL Solutions Jenn Kersey, Director of Advocacy and Client Affairs, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kristin Craig, celebrate the unanimous vote in the Family and Children Services Committee. The bill will now move to the second reading before going to the Senate for a full vote.

CEO Kristi Cundiff Excited To Work With New DCS Director Terry Stigdon

IFAAP CEO Kristi Cundiff met New DCS Director Terry Stigdon while at the Governor’s Residence at a luncheon held in her honor. “I believe in the future of DCS and look forward to positive changes Director Stigdon will bring to the foster children of Indiana and the families who care for them.”

Governor Holcomb Invites IFAAP To Luncheon At Governor’s Residence

IFAAP CEO Kristi Cundiff presented Governor Eric Holcomb an IFAAP Baseball Jersey while attending a luncheon at the Governor’s Residence. The luncheon was a chance to meet New DCS Director Terry Stigdon. Other leaders from community partnering organizations were invited to participate in a group discussion on the current problems surrounding DCS and what they believe to be the solutions. IFAAP CEO addressed the lack of child care funding as a priority for the foster parents.

Northside Community UMC Supports IFAAP Efforts

IFAAP CEO Kristi Cundiff speaks at Northside Community UMC. Pastor Clark Cowden and his amazing congregation for welcoming the IFAAP Clothing Closet into their church. I am so excited for support and future activities at Northside for Foster and Adoptive Children and the families who care for them.
Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.