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US: Religious Preferences Would Have Big Consequences for Kids and Families in Foster Care (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – June 14, 2017
Faith-based agencies have long chosen which groups to approve as foster families, and have long declined to work with certain people of other faiths or family composition. While theoretically the bill language is neutral on religion, in practice in Texas it refers almost exclusively to Christian agencies. If the foster homes approved by agencies are restricted to Christianity, then this poses a number of problems.