Foster care

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

Jul 18, 2018

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

May 31, 2018

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

May 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Mar 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Pope Francis visits children at the SOS Village in Rome, Oct. 14, 2016.

Pope visits young children from difficult family situations

Oct 14, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis visited with young children at the “SOS Village” in Rome, a community made up of homes... Read more