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Catholic Charities Arlington sees growing interest in adoption 

A spokesperson for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington says the organization has seen a growing interest from prospective... Read more

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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

Hungary defines family as having a mother and a father

Hungary’s Parliament passed a law Tuesday defining the family as having a woman as the mother and a man as... Read more

Arlington bishop highlights work of Catholic Charities during National Adoption Month

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington has called on Catholics to support adoptive families, while recognizing the important work of faith-based... Read more

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Supreme Court adoption case could have national impact on religious liberty

Gail Blais and her husband James wanted to adopt her biological great-granddaughter, who is now just over one year old... Read more

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Christian adoption agency in NY receives temporary protection from court

A district court this week issued a temporary injunction protecting a faith-based adoption provider from being shut down by the... Read more

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Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF

A US Senator on Friday sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to vote against the confirmation of Amy... Read more

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New York court case could signal hope for faith based adoption agencies

A federal court ruling in New York this week could point to eventual victory at the Supreme Court for Catholic... 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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Trump signs order to support work with faith groups on adoption

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to bolster the federal government’s work with community and faith-based groups... Read more

Tenn governor to sign bill protecting faith-based adoption agencies

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Jan. 15 that he intends to sign into law a bill to protect adoption organizations... 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

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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

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From inspiration to adoption: A story of working with Mother Teresa

More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark... Read more

Baton Rouge Catholic Charities expands international adoption services

Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has expanded their international adoption services into the northwestern part of Louisiana.  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

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Judge rules lawsuit against faith-based adoption agencies can continue

Federal Judge Paul D. Borman of the Eastern District Court of Michigan denied a motion to dismiss the case Dumont... 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

House committee moves to protect religious adoption agencies

The House Appropriations Committee moved to protect the conscience rights and religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies on Wednesday.  Read more