Faith-based adoption and foster agencies in the US are warning of threats to their existence.
A recent discussion at the Heritage Foundation revealed some 440,000 children are in foster care in the US, with 100,000 waiting for adoption.
Legal challenges by the American Civil Liberties Union could make it impossible for faith-based adoption agencies to obtain licenses – with licensing done at state level.
The city of Philadelphia recently blocked Catholic Social Services and Bethany Christian Services, for alleged discrimination in placing children with married couples – a mother and a father.
A pro-life group which supports adoption, says eliminating adoption agencies or eligible foster parents, because they don’t affirm an ideology – puts them in a dangerous place.