The Governor of Texas signed a bill to allow churches to refuse gay marriages, but Same Sex Marriage has already seen a big boost to adoption inquiries, providing hope of a family to thousands reports AdoptionInTexas.com.
Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/08/2015 -- The Governor of Texas has signed into a law a bill ensuring religious ministers of all faiths can refuse to officiate gay marriages following the SCOTUS bill to legalize marriage for all, claiming "religious freedom is beyond the reach of government or coercion by the court", with the Texas attorney general claiming that the decision was made "in the face of increasing hostility toward people of faith in all walks of life". Despite this, many still celebrated the decision, and adoption In Texas has observed a spike in adoption enquiries, showing the decision gives hope of a family to thousands of children without one.
The website, which allows people to find out all the details they could need about Texas adoption requirements, has reported a significant increase in traffic to their website immediately following the decision, including emails from gay couples looking to adopt shortly after their marriages.
Gay marriage is potentially life-changing news for children awaiting adoption or foster care, as these stable family units will now be better able to adopt children, shortening their waiting times and expediting a lot of paperwork. The site includes a resource specifically for first time adoptions, to help those looking into the matter after the verdict.
A spokesperson for Adoption In Texas explained, "We are not certain that 'religious freedom' was the true reason for the Texas Governor's actions, but thankfully the bill will not affect anyone's right to adoption, giving gay couples the ability to raise a family and provide a nurturing and supportive home for children who are without parents of their own. We support the SCOTUS decision, and we hope that the result continues to lead to an increased number of adoption enquiries. We are already looking at expanding our team to meet the increased demand, and help more people find fulfillment through family."
About Adoption In Texas
Adoption In Texas is a website dedicated to enabling prospective foster parents to find out all the information they need about adoption requirements, enabling them to provide a family for children without one. The site is regularly updated and keeps a close check on social and legal matters pertaining to adoption.
For more information please visit http://adoptionintexas.net