Tag Archive | Foster Care

US Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex foster care

US Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major religious rights dispute, involving the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to place children for foster care with a Catholic agency that bars same-sex couples from serving as foster parents. The justices will take up an appeal by Catholic Social Services, an arm of […]

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

LGBT Parenting: A Look At Fostering in Ireland

LGBT Parenting: A Look At Fostering in Ireland

In the first of our series on LGBT parenting, EILE Magazine takes a look at fostering in Ireland Fostering has always had a special place in Ireland, to the point where it is an integral part of Gaelic mythology – Cú Chulainn himself was fostered by King Conchubhar of Ulster. Fast forward a few thousand years, […]

Nevada: New Foster Care Regulations For HIV Parents

Nevada: New Foster Care Regulations For HIV Parents

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services has now revised its regulations for prospective parents with HIV. In response to an appeal from Lambda Legal, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has revised its regulations concerning licensing prospective foster parents to remove a […]