Foster Care

This National Adoption Month, End Religious Exemptions in Adoption and Foster Care!

November is National Adoption Month—a time to recognize the importance of families and lift up the voices of youth in foster care. ...

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HHS Nominee Elizabeth Darling Must Condemn Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists announced it will oppose the nomination of Elizabeth Darling as Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unless she pledges to reverse the department’s discriminatory child welfare policies....

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End Religious Exemptions in Foster Care and Adoption! Support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act!

Adoption and foster care programs exist to serve the best interests of vulnerable children, and yet there are 10 states that allow child placement agencies to discriminate based on their religious beliefs....

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American Atheists Joins 125 National Organizations to Oppose Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists joined 125 national organizations to urge Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to stop considering any proposed regulation that would allow taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate in the name of religion....

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Trump Administration Covering up Religious Harm to LGBTQ Adopted and Foster Youth

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists condemned the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate data collection about sexual orientation in our nation’s child welfare system as another example of the president pandering to his religious base at the expense of vulnerable people....

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End Religious Exemptions in Adoption and Foster Care! Support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act!

Adoption and foster care programs exist to serve the best interests of vulnerable children, and yet there are 10 states that allow child placement agencies to discriminate. The Every Child Deserves a Family Act (S.1791/H.R. 3114), which was recently reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, would fix…...

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Atheists: The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would End Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists praised the introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 3114). This bipartisan bill would stop federally funded adoption and foster care placement agencies from discriminating against children, adoptive parents, and families nationwide....

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Tennessee Residents: Stop Religious Discrimination in Foster Care!

Last week, the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 1304, which would allow state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. Tomorrow morning, the Senate will hold the final vote to pass this harmful bill into law. Please take action now!...

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