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Pope Francis greets a child at a general audience at the Vatican, April 20, 2016.

Pope Francis on adoption: ‘Every child that arrives is God’s gift’

Aug 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘Every baby, in every case, and in whatever situation is to be welcomed,’ the pope says in a new video. Read more

Religious freedom advocates express optimism after Fulton decision 

Jun 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Religious freedom advocates on Monday applauded a recent Supreme Court decision, arguing it heralds a positive outlook for religious freedom... Read more

Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case

Jun 17, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of... Read more

Catholic Charities Arlington sees growing interest in adoption 

May 8, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

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

Mar 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Dec 15, 2020

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

Nov 3, 2020

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

Parents holding child's hand.

Supreme Court adoption case could have national impact on religious liberty

Oct 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Oct 7, 2020

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

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF

Oct 7, 2020

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

Jul 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 24, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jun 24, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 15, 2020

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

Nov 19, 2019

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

Sep 27, 2019

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

Mother Teresa.

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

Sep 5, 2019

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

Mar 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Nov 10, 2018

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

Child looks out of the window.

Judge rules lawsuit against faith-based adoption agencies can continue

Sep 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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