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Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Originally published in the San Antonio Current In the midst of what the Governor has called a foster care “crisis” in Texas, state Senators voted to tentatively approve a bill to make it easier for religious adoption agencies to turn away prospective parents. Sen. Charles Perry’s House Bill 3859 would grant state foster care and

Former Children’s Shelter Resident Blue Hess Overcomes Great Odds

Three years ago, when Blue Hess decided he would volunteer at The Children’s Shelter, he never imagined he’d become one of the nationally accredited nonprofit’s most vocal advocates — speaking regularly to local media and working with the community to help spread the word about its many services. Since its founding in 1901, The Children’s

Transgender teens struggle in foster care

Alex lived with her family in a nice home in an affluent San Antonio suburb, where she had all the comforts and advantages that come with that life. Although she was born male, Alex identifies as a female, a revelation that led to friction with her family and her eventual estrangement from them. “My mother

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