Adopting & Fostering in the New Era of License to Discriminate Bills

Posted on April 8, 2019

With the increase of children entering the complex child welfare system in need of quality foster care and adoptive homes, it is essential to maximize every avenue to find permanency and stability for these children. And yet, as states work to increase the rosters of potential foster and adoptive parents, they are struggling with how to balance religious beliefs of private agencies that license foster and adoptive parents with the need for an adequate pipeline of diverse families to meet the needs of waiting children.

Even in states with laws that allow private agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ prospective parents, there remains room for all qualified potential foster and adoptive parents to help children in need, explains Rita Soronen, president & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, in an article for the Family Equality Council. Read the full article

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