Catholic Charities in Boston decides to stop placing children for adoption. Seems to me they had two choices. Either they could place children for adoption with Catholic 2 parent families- mothers and fathers and stop taking government money which apparently accounts for most of their $40 million budget or they could quit the adoption business and keep the money.
They picked the money over the kids.
This issue is a smokescreen anyway. When we were adopting our son we explored doing so through Catholic Charities. In speaking to several adoption agencies we learned that adopting through Catholic Charities was about $3000 more expensive. Adoption is a moneymaking endeavor for CC. The private agencies were going to work with us. The CC told us to take it or leave it. Strange since Catholic Charities is funded by the Bishops fund, supposedly. But then again so was the Priests' Retirement Fund.
Catholic World News has the article.
Bishop O'Malley's Statement is here.