November 15, 2019 Feature

Religious Issues in Child Welfare Cases

Rebecca M. Stahl

Can a parent choose to turn down life-saving medical treatment for a child on religious grounds? Can private adoption agencies deny same-sex parents the right to adopt children on religious grounds? Can children be forced to attend religious observances different from their own when they are in foster care? These are just some of the issues raised when thinking about religious issues in child welfare cases. This article will address some of the most common issues and how to navigate them as a practitioner.

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