Sunday, August 22, 2010

Catholic adoption agency balks at UK's new national guidelines

In Great Britain, Catholic Care, which is the longest-established adoption agency in the Diocese of Leeds, is not placing children for adoption anymore because the agency will not honor a new law from Parliament giving homosexual couples equal rights to adopt.

The law was adopted in 2007, but took effect only recently. The new national standards for adoption, outlined in the Equality Act Sexual Orientation Regulations, are being vigorously opposed by Catholic Care. Sadly, the agency has been caring for children displaced from their parents since 1865, and directly facilitating adoptions since 1925.

Catholic Church supporters have been vocal in their opposition to the new British adoption standards. Nevertheless, the new guidelines have strong supports nationwide, particularly in the secular world.

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