Philadelphia Bans Catholic Agency From Placing Foster Kids with Christian Families

Charlene Aaron – June 18, 2018

A Philadelphia judge heard oral arguments Monday in a case that bans a Catholic foster care agency from placing children in families with religious convictions.

According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing families in the case, the ‘city’s harmful new policy keeps foster children from loving homes.’

The group has posted several stories from clients in the case on its Facebook page.

“Sharonell Fulton has fostered more than 40 children over 25 years,” reads one post page. She currently cares for two young siblings with special needs and she couldn’t provide a safe and loving home without the ongoing support of Catholic Social Services.”

Becket pointed out that in March the city issued an urgent call for 300 new foster parents to provide loving homes to the more than 6,000 kids in the city’s foster care system.