ADF commends HHS’s move to ensure SC faith-based foster care providers free to serve kids


Thursday, January 24, 2019

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ action to protect Miracle Hill Ministries and other South Carolina faith-based foster care providers from a federal regulation that would force them to abandon their religious beliefs or stop serving children:

“South Carolina has more than 4,000 children in foster care who deserve every opportunity to find a safe and welcoming home, and Miracle Hill has a proven track record of serving children in need. Thankfully, HHS took a critical step to address a coercive Obama-era HHS regulation that would have forced Miracle Hill to stop serving vulnerable kids. Now, Miracle Hill and other faith-based providers in South Carolina may continue to place children in stable foster homes consistent with the very religious beliefs that inspire their service to those in need. No child-welfare provider should be prevented from serving children and families because the government doesn’t like their religious beliefs. This is both unlawful and unjust. We’re grateful that HHS and South Carolina alike are taking steps to keep kids first.”
 
  • Keep Kids First: a coalition devoted to ensuring child welfare providers continue to serve children, families, and birth moms
  • Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)
 
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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