Florida May Allow Religious Objections to Adoptions

At least 80 private adoption agencies in Florida could be affected by this bill.

Denalee Chapman April 15, 2015
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Following Michigan’s  recent passage of a bill allowing religious-based adoption agencies to deny adoption to those who do not fit their criteria, Florida has begun the process of doing the same.

If the bill is passed, religion-based private agencies may refuse adoption to individuals and couples who are not in compliance with those policies, as long as these agencies have their policies in writing. Those not complying could include gay couples and individuals, those of mixed-faith, and even mixed-race couples and individuals.  The bill has stirred up controversy because some private religious agencies actually receive state funding. Many feel that the passage of this law is equal to discrimination against LGBT individuals and couples.  Others believe that the bill would uphold the first amendment in allowing religious freedom.

At least 80 private adoption agencies in Florida could be affected by this bill. The full story may be read here.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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