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Foster Parents Could Face Religious Screening Under Budget (1)

March 11, 2019, 8:01 PMUpdated: March 11, 2019, 10:02 PM

Child welfare groups wanting to screen foster families based on their religious beliefs would be protected from bias allegations under a provision of the president’s budget request.

The administration has already granted a waiver that allows foster-care groups in South Carolina to use a faith-based test. Including the provision in the March 11 budget calls into question whether the administration had the authority to do so, John Sciamanna, vice president of public policy for the Child Welfare League of America, told Bloomberg Law.

It’s unclear from the budget item alone what the administration is proposing. “I’m curious what they’re going...

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