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Leading Christian adoption agency changes policy, will now work with same-sex couples nationwide

A leading Christian adoption agency will now work with same-sex couples looking to foster or adopt children, in a change... Read more

Worldwide, children living in institutional care do better with families, Lancet commission says

The millions of children separated from their families around the world would do best in a family environment, not institutional... Read more

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US bishops ask Supreme Court to protect Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops argued that a Catholic agency should not be banned... Read more

‘It’s a trauma for our children’: How the pandemic is impacting foster kids 

Foster care workers say the pandemic has put a strain on the system, and on kids.  Read more

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Supreme Court will hear Philadelphia Catholic foster care case

The Supreme Court will decide if the city of Philadelphia was correct to terminate its relationship with Catholic Social Services... Read more

Greensburg adoption, foster program shuts down amid legal battle

Catholic adoption and foster care agencies in Pennsylvania are continuing to close their doors as Catholic Social Services of the... Read more

With a shortage of British foster homes, the Church launches a campaign

In the face of a foster parent shortage in the UK, the Catholic Church in England and Wales will launch... Read more

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Judge rules in favor of Michigan Catholic foster care agency

A federal judge in Grand Rapids has halted a new state policy requiring adoption and foster care agencies to certify... Read more

What the Philadelphia foster care case could mean for the Supreme Court

When the U.S. Supreme Court mandated legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the majority... Read more

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Catholic foster child can attend Protestant school, Irish judge rules

A judge in Ireland has decided that a Catholic girl in foster care can attend a Protestant Church of Ireland... Read more

Court rules against Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

After a yearlong legal struggle, a federal appeals court has ruled that city contractors in Philadelphia must place foster children... Read more

With US adoption needs high, Kansas looks to restrict religious agencies

The incoming governor of Kansas is looking for a way to avoid enforcing a religious freedom law protecting adoption agencies... Read more

Supreme Court denies relief to Philadelphia Catholic foster care agency

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Wednesday to compel the city of Philadelphia to resume working with Catholic Social Services (CSS)... Read more

After 95 years, NY rules end Catholic adoption and foster services in Buffalo

Adoption and foster services through Catholic Charities of Buffalo are ending because state rules do not allow the agency to... Read more

Don’t let Philadelphia shut down Catholic foster agency, appeal says

The City of Philadelphia is selectively targeting religious foster agencies that cannot place children with same-sex couples, and a federal... Read more

Philly mom feels 'rejected' by ban on referrals to Catholic foster agency

Over the past 25 years, Sharonell Fulton has been a mother to more than 40 children through foster parenting in... Read more

Foster parents join Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services in discrimination lawsuit

A group of foster parents and social workers appeared in court on Wednesday, asking that the city of Philadelphia rescind... Read more

Philly archdiocese responds after city halts foster care placements

After the City of Philadelphia announced it has stopped using Catholic Social Services’ foster care program because it does not... Read more