Ontario Youth and Family Services (“Child Services”) denies couple seeking to foster due to Christian beliefs

A Canadian human rights law firm, The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has sent a legal demand letter to Simcoe Muskoka Child, Youth and Family Services (“Child Services”), a government adoption agency accusing of discrimination calling upon it to reverse its decision to dismiss the application of a loving couple seeking to become foster parents.

In November 2017, the couple “L” and “A,” who wish to remain anonymous, applied to become foster parents. They started the required training in January 2018 and completed it in March. After they completed the training, a Child Services social worker interviewed the couple.

The couple heard nothing from Child Services for the next six months. Then, on October 24, 2018 they received a letter from Child Services communicating its decision to dismiss their application to foster.

“We feel that the policies of our agency do not appear to fit with your values and beliefs and therefore, we will be unable to move forward with an approval for your family as a resources home.”
– The letter from Child Services

Ontario Child Services denies couple seeking to foster solely due to Christian beliefs:
Life Site News

Christians told can’t foster kids after asked if they believe ‘more outdated parts of the Bible’:
The Christian Post

Christian Couple in Canada Told They Can’t Foster Children if They ‘Still’ Believe ‘Outdated Parts of the Bible’ and Consider Homosexuality a Sin:
Black Christian News Network One

Anti-Christian Discrimination: Couple Barred from Foster Parenting Because They Won’t Deny the Bible:
CBN News

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