A new Michigan bill will allow adoption rejections based on religious beliefs. With so many religious organizations withdrawing their support of adoption because of being forced to act against their religious beliefs, fewer children who are currently in foster care are having the opportunity to be adopted. Proponents of the bill believe that, although the bill sounds restrictive, it would actually allow for increase in adoption.
Opponents to the bill believe passage would hurt many couples wanting to adopt and would have the opposite effect of what is intended.
Representing just one of the religious organizations, the Michigan Catholic Conference believes this is step in the right direction.