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Adoption

Supreme Court Sets Up Referendum on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether faith-based child welfare providers have a constitutional right to discriminate against certain foster and adoptive parents, even if it’s done with taxpayer dollars. Fulton v. City of […]

Adoption

Trump Rescinds Obama-Era Rules Barring Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption

In a move expected for months, the Trump administration has announced it will no longer enforce an Obama-era rule insisting that federally funded child welfare providers refrain from discrimination against adults and children based on […]

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

Hearings: A Faithful Supporter in Alameda County Court

As a community pastor ministering to foster and probation youth in Northern California, I know how important it is for teachers, family friends, clergy, mentors and others to support these youth at dependency and delinquency juvenile […]

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 […]