Catholic Church Severs Ties With Agency Over Gay Adoption

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. |  |  published on December 6, 2014

The Catholic Church in Northern Ireland is pulling the plug on a long-standing relationship with the Family Care Society, a Catholic adoption agency, after a judge ruled that all adoption services must be willing to place children with same-sex couples and singles.

In a statement released Thursday, the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland said it was “with regret” that they were severing their relationship with the Belfast-based Family Care Society, an agency that the church itself founded.

After exhausting appeals of a 2012 judicial decision obliging all adoption agencies to treat gay civil unions the same as married couples in adoption decisions, the bishops said that “they were left with no option but to disengage from the adoption agencies they had founded and with which they had a long and cherished link.”

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