State Treasurer Announces Family Forward Initiative 

DATE: Wednesday, November 6, 2019     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Today, Ohio Right to Life joined pro-life State Treasurer Robert Sprague as he announced his Family Forward initiative. This legislation, sponsored by Representative Jon Cross, would make low-interest loans available to adoptive families to help alleviate the costs associated with adoption. 

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonadakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:

“Ohio Right to Life is excited to partner with State Treasurer Sprague and Representative Cross on the creation of Family Forward, a pro-family initiative brought forward by two great pro-life officeholders.   This innovative legislation breaks down arguably the largest barrier to adoption for Ohio families – cost. This new program will open doors to ensure that adoptions are more affordable and accessible for all Ohioans.

“As November is National Adoption Awareness Month, we are proud to support a bill that will help in growing more Ohio families through the beautiful process of adoption.”

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.



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