‘Punched In The Gut’: A Jewish Couple Wanted To Adopt A Child In Need — But A Taxpayer-Funded Christian Agency’s Policies Shattered Their Dreams

Liz Hayes

The day they were to begin their training, the couple got an unexpected email from Holston: Because the Rutan-Rams are Jewish, the agency wouldn’t serve them. Holston told them it “only provide[s] adoption services to prospective adoptive families that share our [Christian] belief system.”

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