A local adoption agency is encouraging people to contact their senators and congressmen to ask them to urge Russia to let those adoptions already in progress to proceed.
The State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.
Following a legal dispute over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions, the State of Illinois has decided not to renew adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities says it might stop its adoption services if the state requires them to place children with same-sex couples.
A controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.