Catholic Charities website states the cost of adopting through them will cost the adoptive parents $20,500 excluding the child's medical and legal fees. The cost of adopting directly through a local governement social services agency is free with the prospective parents only paying legal fees of approximately $1,500 (which is usually reimbursed by the State), medical is covered by medicaid. This is a business for many faith-based agencies, not a service, they are profiting from it. If it was a service, the Church would be footing the bill and not profiting. It is disturbing that a business hides behind religion in screaming "religious freedom." It is all a sham, then for some to claim there is a homosexual agenda, well that is even more insulting. It is clear to see who has the agenda here.
Preserve all taxpayer freedoms and include strong non-disriminatory language that protects all walks of life. Do not fold to one sector of our society.