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Jan 15, 2020 - 08:34 pm .- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Jan. 15 that he intends to sign into law a bill to protect adoption organizations which place children based on the belief in marriage as a union between a man and woman.
Nov 19, 2019 - 06:35 pm .- Catholic adoption and foster care agencies in Pennsylvania are continuing to close their doors as Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) continues a legal battle with the city of Philadelphia over the agency’s policy of not placing children with same-sex couples.
Sep 27, 2019 - 04:08 pm .- A federal judge in Grand Rapids has halted a new state policy requiring adoption and foster care agencies to certify same-sex couples, regardless of their religious mission, or else lose state funding.
Sep 5, 2019 - 11:24 am .- 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.
Mar 12, 2019 - 04:21 pm .- Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has expanded their international adoption services into the northwestern part of Louisiana.
Nov 10, 2018 - 04:08 pm .- The incoming governor of Kansas is looking for a way to avoid enforcing a religious freedom law protecting adoption agencies that place children only in homes with a mother and a father.
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.
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.

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