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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.


Top Stories of 2019: The Faith-Based Battle Comes to Washington

We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #3: Protecting LGBTQ Rights in Child Welfare

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

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Why Would Any Foster Youth Answer the LGBTQ Question?

Note: An early draft of this column was originally posted, and has been updated here with the final version In many facets of life, American society writ large is a more tolerant and welcoming place for gay and transgender people.


Milwaukee Couple Opening Small Group Home for LGBTQ Foster Youth

Brad and Nick Schlaikowski, a married couple and foster parents in Milwaukee, are close to opening an eight-bed group home to serve LGBTQ youth in the city’s foster care system. The group home, named Courage House, will be the first LGBTQ-specific group home in Wisconsin.

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On Same-Sex Parenting, Roy Moore ‘Relic’ of Not-So-Distant Past

As reporters and columnists for CNN and Slate have mentioned, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) actively curtailed the parental rights of the LGBT community during his career as a judge.


    AdoptUSkids’ New LGBTQ Feature for Prospective Adoptive Families website has added some new tools for prospective families searching for adoption matches online. The site’s general questionnaire for prospective parents now asks: “Would you be willing to consider providing a home for an LGBTQ-identified youth?


    Mississippi’s Hurtful, Lonely Stand Against Same-Sex Adoption

    Sean’s profile had just enough evidence for me to want to reach out to him. He had a sparkle in his eye, short bouncy curly locks and a pink shirt, and I think both ears were pierced.


    Let’s Make Pride Month Last All Year for Foster Youths

    Being a kid can be hard. Being a foster kid can be even harder. Being an LGBTQ foster kid can sometimes be so hard that kids end up on the streets instead of protected by the agency that is responsible for their care.