Indiana Democrats are applauding the governor's decision to release money to families that adopted special needs children. The release of the the money in the face of a lawsuit claiming promised adoption subsidies had been denied to nearly 15-hundred families. State Senator John Broden of South Bend issued a statement saying the Pence administration made the right decision. The state had cut roughly $240 million dollars from the Department of Child Services budget in the last five years. The cuts started during the recession, but continued even after tax collections improved.