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Children’s Rights In the News

1 November 2019 Chronicle of Social Change
Admin Rescinds Obama-Era Rules Barring Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption

In a move expected for months, the Trump administration has announced it will no longer enforce an Obama-era rule insisting that federally funded child welfare providers refrain from discrimination against adults and children based on religious values. Executive Director Sandy Santana is quoted: “At a time when we are already experiencing a severe shortage of foster homes across the country, our policies should encourage placing children with safe and loving families – period.”

Admin Rescinds Obama-Era Rules Barring Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption
1 November 2019 MetroWeekly
New Rule Would Allow Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care

On the first day of National Adoption Month, the administration published a new rule that would allow foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against prospective parents on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and martial status — as well as other factors that could be used to refuse to place children with certain non-LGBTQ parents or couples.

New Rule Would Allow Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care
30 October 2019 Fashion Week Daily
Jordan Roth and Rosario Dawson Help Break Fundraising Records at Children’s Rights’ Annual Gala

Children’s Rights, the preeminent voice for children harmed by the nation’s immigration, healthcare, and child welfare systems, hosted its 14th annual Benefit & Inspiration Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental on Monday, raising over $1.6 million, a record. Jordan Roth served as the night’s emcee, helping to present awards to Vincent Mai, F. William McNabb, and Lexie Pèrez-Grüber for their work in service of children.

Jordan Roth and Rosario Dawson Help Break Fundraising Records at Children’s Rights’ Annual Gala
17 October 2019 Sojourners
Reject Discrimination and Put Children First

As part of the Interfaith Coalition for Children’s Rights, our Executive Director Sandy Santana and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, speak out against discriminatory policies in foster fcare.

Reject Discrimination and Put Children First

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