Child Welfare

Interfaith Coalition Formed to Oppose Discrimination by Religious Child Welfare Providers

The nonprofit litigation firm Children’s Rights has announced the creation of an Interfaith Coalition for Children’s Rights, which will be focused on fighting federal and state governmental efforts to permit discrimination on the part of faith-based […]

Child Welfare

Trump Administration Grants Waiver Permitting Discrimination by Child Welfare Providers

The Trump administration has granted South Carolina an exception to rules barring federal funds to discriminatory providers, a decision that opens the door to more challenges by states that wish to shield religious groups from […]

Child Welfare

De Blasio Administration Slams “Shockingly Biased” Federal Bill on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is speaking out against a proposed federal bill that protects faith-based foster care agencies that refuse to place adoptive or foster children with qualified LGBT adults. The Child Welfare Provider […]

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Report: Anti-LGBTQ Laws Across the U.S. Hamper a Huge, Untapped Pool of Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents

Since the U.S. legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, several states have passed laws allowing publicly funded child welfare organizations to exclude millions of LGBTQ adults as potential foster parents. This, combined with a Trump administration […]