FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2018
Kansas Becomes 9th State to Protect
Faith-Based Adoption Providers
Topeka– Late last night, the Kansas Legislature passed the Adoption Protection Act, making Kansas the ninth state to protect the right of faith-based adoption agencies to continue their good work.
The following quote may be attributed to Eric Teetsel, President and Executive Director of Kansas Family Voice of Kansas, who was heavily involved in advocating for the bill’s passage: “By passing the provisions of the Adoption Protection Act, the Kansas legislature has ensured that private, faith-based adoption and foster care service providers will remain free to help kids find their forever family. These agencies are indispensable parts of the diverse network of providers who partner with the state to ensure that each child is safe, provided for, and loved. While other states shut down faith-based providers by establishing a radical, left-wing sexual litmus test, Kansas has made clear: everyone is welcome here.
This would not have been possible without the thousands of Kansans all over the state who joined us in calling on elected leaders in Kansas to not just talk about the importance of religious freedom–but to actually do something to protect faith-based adoption and foster care providers who selflessly serve Kansas children.”
Eric Teetsel is available for comment by contacting Media@familypolicyalliance.com, or 202-306-6266.