Adoption Protection Win in Kansas Inspires Federal Action

May 24

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, I was honored to spend a day in Washington, D.C. at the Heritage Foundation, where I spoke on a panel about the Adoption Protection Act and spent time on Capitol Hill encouraging members of the Kansas congressional delegation to co-sponsor a federal version of our bill, called the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act.

Participating on the panel with me were Karen and Martin Strachan, a mother and her adopted son from Michigan (pictured with me above). They shared their stories of unimaginable pain and abuse at the hands of their biological parents, and the role of St. Vincent’s Catholic Charities in bringing them together as a forever family. You can hear their inspiring stories, my remarks about our win in Kansas, and a presentation from Shannon Royce detailing the opioid epidemic’s impact on child placement here.

The federal bill has been introduced several times, but it’s never gotten far. As more and more states, like Kansas and Oklahoma, pass laws to ensure the right of faith-based adoption and foster care service providers to help kids find homes, and as the need increases as the opioid crisis wreaks havoc across the country, momentum is growing.

Would you consider taking action to send an email your member of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 1881/S. 811)? We’ve made it easy in our Action Center.

Thank you, as always, for partnering with Family Policy Alliance of Kansas in pursuit of a state and nation where God is honored because life is cherished, families thrive, and religious freedom flourishes.


Eric Teetsel
President & Executive Director