Adoption

License to Discriminate: What to Watch for with Faith-Based Protection Laws (UPDATED September 2019)

In 2018, three states – Kansas, Oklahoma and South Carolina – joined the ranks of seven other states in passing laws to enable faith-based child welfare providers to discriminate against foster and adoptive parents, or even […]

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 […]

News

L.A. County Looks to Business Sector Strategy to Recruit and Retain Foster Parents

Los Angeles County has endorsed a new plan to attract and retain prospective foster parents: treat them like customers. The county Board of Supervisors approved a $50,000 contract Tuesday with RaiseAChild (RAC), an organization that […]