Supreme Court to Hear Case That Puts Best Child Welfare Practices at Risk

On Monday, February 24, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The case arises from the city’s requirement that its foster care licensing agencies not discriminate against same sex couples. Catholic Social Services sued the city, arguing that the nondiscrimination policy restricted its right to freedom of religion. (Read… Read more

Categories: Adoption Practice, Advocacy, LGBTQ

NACAC Supports Legislation to End Discrimination in Child Welfare

Today, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) reintroduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDF) of 2019 in the US House of Representatives. This bill would improve services to LGBTQ+ children and children of religious minorities, prohibit taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies from discriminating against families and youth, and require child welfare… Read more

Categories: Laws, LGBTQ, Policymakers, Uncategorized

NACAC Supports LGBTQ+ Foster and Adoptive Parents in Amicus Brief

In March 2018, the city of Philadelphia learned that two of its foster care providers would not allow same-sex couples to be foster parents. One agency changed its policy and began serving same-sex couples. The other—Catholic Social Services (CSS)—did not, and Philadelphia stopped referring children to them. Catholic Social Services and four of its foster… Read more

Categories: Articles, Laws, Legislators, LGBTQ

Religious Freedom Laws Harm Children

By spring 2017, at least 10 anti-LGBT child welfare laws have been introduced in states across the US. These bills are designed to allow agencies to discriminate against LGBT parents and youth under the guise of religious freedom. So far, three bills have become law. South Dakota SB 149, signed in March, allows state-licensed and… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, LGBTQ

Improving Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being for LGBTQ Youth Webinar

This informative webinar is designed for anyone parenting or providing services for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care, adoption, or relative care. Included is an overview of what we know about: LGBTQ youth in out of home care the impact of family rejection their struggle for inclusion and safety when in care lack of… Read more

Categories: Achieving Permanency, Adoption Practice, Advocacy, LGBTQ, Older Youth Adoption, Training, Youth

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