Religious Preferences Would Have Big Consequences for Kids and Families in Foster Care
Child welfare is theoretically about serving children’s best interests. This year, the Texas Legislature has passed several bills, which could have profound effects on the way private adoption agencies receiving state funds are allowed to practice.
Texas Law Prioritizes Child Welfare Providers Over Children
Last month, Texas state lawmakers passed House Bill 3859, which will give child welfare agencies, including those that receive government funds, protections from legal challenge if they assert their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”