Legislative Review

Current federal legislation being followed is listed below. 


CSWNA supports this important legislation,  the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act

The Inclusion Act has been introduced in both the House (H.R. 1881) and the Senate (S. 811).  The Act would prohibit the federal government and any state that receives certain federal funding from discriminating against child welfare service providers on the basis that they decline to provide a child welfare service that conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions. Men and women who want to place their children for adoption should be free to choose from a diversity of adoption agencies, including those that share the parents' religious beliefs and moral convictions. The Inclusion Act recognizes and respects this parental choice. More information on why the Act is needed can be found at this link: (USCCB) Backgrounder-Inclusion-Act-2017.pdf








*United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)