Banning Christian Adoptions

Massachusetts is rejecting would-be adoptive parents if those parents are Christian and thus denying a home to children in need, according to a new lawsuit. Mike and Kitty Burke went through all the classes, background checks, and home assessments required to become adoptive parents, and scored highly. Yet, they were rejected because, as state officials wrote in their report, the couple’s Christian faith meant they are “not supportive” of kids who identify as LGBTQ. 

Right now, in Massachusetts more than 1,500 kids are in need of a foster home. Not only do advocates deny biology and sexualize children by suggesting their sexual preferences are their identity, but they also deny kids loving parents as if it is better to not have a home than to be in a home with a religious mom and dad. 

This is not an isolated incident. A mom in Oregon was also rejected from fostering kids for the same reason. Again, it’s the children who are harmed.

Copyright 2023 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from with permission.

New Law Taking Effect Will Provide Adoption Education for Public School Students in Arkansas

A new law taking effect this week will help provide public school students with education regarding adoption.

Act 637 of 2023 by Sen. David Wallace (R — Leachville) and Rep. Joey Carr (R — Blytheville) requires public schools to provide one hour of education regarding adoption awareness to students in grades 6-12 at the beginning of each school year.

This will help educate students about adoption and foster care in Arkansas.

According to Act 637, the adoption education must cover the following topics:

  • The benefits of adoption to society
  • The types of adoption available
  • The difference between adoption through the foster care system and private adoption
  • The reasons adoption is preferable to abortion
  • Public and private resources and agencies available to assist in the adoption process
  • Statistical data on abortion, adoption, and childbirth
  • Public and private resources available for pregnant mothers and parents enrolled in a public school
  • A description of child and human development.

The law requires the State Board of Education to develop “curricula, standards, materials, and units” to teach students about adoption.

Promoting adoption and foster care is good for children and families, and it is one way that Arkansans can reduce the demand for abortion.

Act 637 of 2023 is a good law that will help do exactly that.

Arkansas Right to Life was the lead pro-life proponent of this law during the 2023 legislative session, and Family Council was proud to support their efforts.

Now that Act 637 is taking effect, we look forward to the State Board of Education and the various public schools around the state implementing this good law in the coming school year.