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President Huffman Announces Significant Investment for Ohio's Adoption Program

February 29, 2024
Matt Huffman News

COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima), announced a significant investment in the Senate's commitment to families opening their homes and their hearts to children hoping for a permanent place to call home.

The Ohio Senate approved a $38 million dollar investment into Ohio's new Adoption Grant Program. "This program has been so successful, the initial funding has been fully utilized by families looking to adopt children who need a home," said President Huffman. "The old program offered a tax credit, but the new grant program is much more effective in helping families navigate the costs of adoption."

The one time grants operate on three levels:

  • Base adoption grant: $10,000
  • Grant for a foster child: $15,000
  • Grant for a child with disabilities: $20,000

"My wife Sheryl, and I are blessed to be grandparents of nine grandchildren," said President Huffman. "We understand the value of making sure children have a stable and healthy family environment with a place to call home."

The additional funding was included as an amendment to House Bill 27, and now returns to the House Chamber for its approval.