Adoption - Latest News
Sep 17, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- Federal Judge Paul D. Borman of the Eastern District Court of Michigan denied a motion to dismiss the case Dumont v. Lyon, which challenges state funding for religious agencies which will not work with same-sex couples.
Aug 30, 2018 - 05:06 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Wednesday to compel the city of Philadelphia to resume working with Catholic Social Services (CSS) for the placement of foster children.
Aug 27, 2018 - 04:01 am .- Adoption and foster services through Catholic Charities of Buffalo are ending because state rules do not allow the agency to maintain its practice of only placing children in homes with a mother and a father.
Jul 12, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- The House Appropriations Committee moved to protect the conscience rights and religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies on Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2018 - 02:49 am .- Clapper’s original idea of filming the reunion as a pro-life video clip soon turned into the makings of a film, now called “I Lived on Parker Avenue.”Coles found herself pregnant at the age of 18.
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:40 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Texas voiced strong support Tuesday for a Catholic organization being sued by a lesbian couple in Texas.
Nov 9, 2017 - 04:36 pm .- Republican leaders have restored the adoption tax credit to the their federal tax proposal, after a week of criticism over the credit’s omission from the original House plan.  
Nov 7, 2017 - 12:32 pm .- The author of the first federal adoption tax credit has spoken out against the proposed removal of the credit in the GOP tax reform bill introduced in Congress last week.
Nov 3, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- On Thursday, details of the Republican Party’s proposed tax reform legislation were released, including plans to eliminate an adoption tax credit intended to lighten the financial burden of adoption for families.
Sep 24, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Faith-based adoption agencies won't be able to adhere to their religious mission in Michigan if a lawsuit challenging state law succeeds, critics say.
Sep 5, 2017 - 02:24 pm .- More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark a years-long process that would eventually lead her to adopt a severely handicapped child from one of the care centers run by the Missionaries of Charity.
May 29, 2017 - 03:55 pm .- At 21 years old, Millie Lopus was pregnant and scared. A rising college senior at Loyola University Maryland, she was being pressured into having an abortion by her ex-boyfriend, the father of the child.
Apr 12, 2017 - 02:33 pm .- Three chairmen of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference have voiced strong support for a measure that would restore certain religious freedoms to child welfare providers.
Apr 7, 2017 - 10:27 am .- With stronger abortion restrictions advancing in the state legislature, Iowa is close to becoming the 20th state to bar abortion after 20 weeks.
Mar 13, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- While religious adoption agencies have been shut down in various parts of the United States after facing pressure to place children with same-sex couples, they now have a few more legal protections in South Dakota because of a new law.
Oct 15, 2015 - 12:26 am .- Orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity have decided to close their doors in light of new adoption guidelines that the sisters say violate natural law and their religious views.
Mar 12, 2015 - 11:21 am .- With increasing pressure on adoption and foster care agencies to act against their religious beliefs, the U.S. bishops are pushing for legislation to protect them.
Dec 2, 2014 - 06:29 pm .- A life-affirming online ad campaign seeks to present the positive experience of adoption as an alternative to abortion for women facing unexpected pregnancies.
Feb 3, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- A Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has avoided a threat to its charitable status that could have closed the agency, following an appeals board’s ruling that it may follow Church teaching against same-sex adoption.
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- By a vote of 59-27, the Chilean House of Representatives has approved a law establishing March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child and of Adoption.