As Thomas just noted, Catholic Charities has been forced out of the adoption and foster care fields.
It is worth reminding everyone again that Catholics entered this field of charity long before the State of Illinois got involved. Then decades later politicians wanted to show how much they cared, so they spent our money to show voters that they were helping children. Boy, it made for great photo ops.
Then the government dominated the market with our tax money (again, remember, they are doing this with OUR money). After all with this much state dollars flooding the adoption and foster care market, why would anyone give much in the way of private donations?
Why is that bad? Because it becomes impossible for Catholic Charities to consider doing adoptions or foster care without get state grants.
And that means that adoption and foster care is at the mercy of he who writes the check. Today’s news proves that.
We Catholics spend decades helping thousands of children only to see the State slam the door in our face.