Christian Foster Parents Blocked From Adopting Because Of Conservative Values

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Family

Christian Foster Parents Blocked From Adopting Because Of Conservative Values
Children need loving mothers and fathers. It is this belief, so mainstream that most wouldn’t question it, that may have blocked a UK couple from adopting the children they have fostered since the beginning of 2016.
The Christian husband and wife, who also have children of their own, took two foster children into their home and were praised as recently as September by social services for the loving care shown and the strong social support structures provided at the couple’s church.

Yet now, because of their conservative views on what constitutes a family, their children are set to be removed and placed in the care of a same-sex couple.
The couple, still unnamed due to official privacy policies, had made an informal request to adopt the children earlier in the year and had been told at the time that their three-bedroom home was too small.
It was shortly after that when the couple was informed that a same-sex couple, two gay men, had applied for adoption and the application had been matched with the children.
The couple’s first reaction was to ask if it was a joke, that the children they had fostered and grown to love were to be placed into a home without a mother.
They told reporters that they had “not expressed homophobic views, unless Christian beliefs are, by definition, homophobic”, and that “We are Christians and we expressed the view that a child needs a mother and a father.
We expressed our views in modest, temperate terms based on our Christian convictions.” Yet now it now seems that these views are what blocked the foster parents’ official adoption request made several days later.
The social services message to the couple has initially rejected their application and stated that their opinions on same-sex parenting are “concerning” and “could be detrimental to the long-term needs of the children.”
All for expressing the belief that children need a mother and father. The couple has written to the social services council to appeal the initial decision and it is now under review.
This is not an issue of bigotry against gay children. This is not even an issue of extremely religious parents espousing homophobic views. Instead, it is a case of discrimination against a Christian couple who believe in the value of a family comprised of both a mother and a father.
The foster father stated that, “The decision … appears discriminatory to us and not related to the childrens needs. The children love us: we love them. All the reports show that we are a loving, caring and stable family. What more could a child need?”
He went on to say, “We love everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, and we love the children and believe that they would benefit from the foundation offered by a mother and a father.”
Pressing the couple further on the issue, journalists asked him what his reaction would be if one of the children themselves came out of the closet later, and he assured them that they would accept the child for who he or she is, with love rather than discrimination.
Instead, it is the liberal social system that is using discrimination to enforce a cultural agenda.
The couple has stressed that they are not interested in an ideological fight, only that they want what is best for the children they have grown to love.
For the couple, and for the majority of people, that is a mother and father in a stable family and community that loves and nurtures the young children.
A social services council spokesperson said, “Due to matters of confidentiality we can only confirm that the Director of Children’s and Adults’ Services will review the case this week.”
Perhaps with the added publicity, the liberal government officials will back off on their attempts to enforce their own radical views at the expense of a pair of innocent children.
It is truly a sad day when commonly held, mainstream Christian beliefs on family are called dangerous and children are made to suffer for it.
By PNW Staff


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