Bill Status of HB3881 96th General Assembly
Short Description: ADOPTION-FAITH BASED
Rep. Shane Cultra
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Adds religious institutions to the term description of "child welfare agency" so that it now includes agencies established by a political subdivision to protect, guard, train or care for children outside their own homes and all agencies, persons, groups of persons, associations, organizations, corporations, institutions, religious institutions, centers, or groups providing adoption services. Amends the Adoption Act. Provides that a church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or other religious institution that is an agency providing adoption services as defined in Section 2.24 of the Child Care Act of 1969 and that is licensed as a child welfare agency as defined in Section 2.08 of the Child Care Act of 1969 may adopt faith-based policies and practices relating to the placement of children for adoption which provide for the placement of a child with a prospective adoptive parent who holds the same religious beliefs as those held by that religious institution, while maintaining the welfare of the child as the primary consideration in the placement.