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 foster youth.
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 providers.
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 court hearings.
Adults Should Support Spiritual Path Chosen by Foster, Adoptive Youths
“Mariah has developed her own spiritual path and needs an adoptive family who will honor her beliefs and not attempt to convert her to their own.” “Dylan is open-minded, and he needs his future family to be open-minded about religion and his ideas about attending church.”