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,...
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(Updated with information from Julie Kruse beginning in the fifth paragraph.)