Foster Care

November 16, 2011

New Law Leads to Catholic Charities Casualty in Illinois

One agency breaks from diocese in order to continue adoptions and foster-care placement under civil union law, which prohibits discrimination against same-sex couples.

November 15, 2011

Illinois Dioceses Drop Lawsuit Against State and Shut Down Adoption Services

'The decision not to pursue further appeals was reached with great reluctance, but was necessitated by the fact that the state of Illinois has made it financially impossible for our agencies to continue to provide these services,' said Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville and Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of Joliet.

September 27, 2011

No More Foster Care for Illinois Catholic Charities?

A local judge refused to change his ruling that the state has the right to stop referring children to charities in four dioceses.

July 27, 2011

Church vs. State

Fourth Catholic Charities agency joins lawsuit against Illinois.

July 20, 2011

Illinois Abandons Second Attempt to Block Catholic Charities' Foster-Care Work

Next step: A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

July 13, 2011

Judge: Illinois Catholic Charities Can Continue Foster Care

Department of Children and Family Services was wrong for issuing termination letter, ruling stated. Hearing will take place next month.

July 12, 2011

Illinois Catholic Charities Fight to Provide Foster Care

Department of Children and Family Services’ decision to end partnership with three local dioceses in wake of civil-unions law prompts challenge.

May 12, 2011

Showdown Looms in Illinois

Civil union law threatens Catholic Charities involvement in adoptions. Boston redux?