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Foster Care Fallout: Ill. Church Leaders Give Up Fight Over Access To Taxpayer Funding

One of the problems with “faith-based” initiatives is that some religious groups are happy to take taxpayer money but don’t want to provide a full range of services to everyone. Read more

Adoption Option: Ill. Agency Steps In To Help Kids After Bishop’s Departure

On June 1, a new law went into effect in Illinois that grants certain legal rights to same-sex couples. The state hasn’t adopted full marriage equality (yet), but civil unions are now recognized, meaning that same-sex couples enjoy many of the same rights are opposite-sex couples who are legally married. Read more