VT Couples File Lawsuit Against Foster Agency After License is Revoked Over Biblical Beliefs

Updated: June 20, 2024 at 3:16 pm EST  See Comments

Two Vermont Christian couples have filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) after the agency allegedly revoked their foster licenses for adhering to their Biblical beliefs and refusing to embrace transgender ideology.

The Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit legal group, is representing Brian and Kaitlyn Wuoti and Michael and Rebecca Gantt who have claimed the Vermont DCF mandated “its ideological position at the expense of children.”

“Vermont’s foster-care system is in crisis: There aren’t enough families to care for vulnerable kids, and children born with drug dependencies have nowhere to call home. Yet Vermont is putting its ideological agenda ahead of the needs of these suffering kids,” said ADF Legal Counsel Johannes Widmalm-Delphonse. 

Dr. John DeGarmo, a leading foster care expert and director of The Foster Care Institute, there are roughly 450,000 children in foster care in the United States and this faith-based litmus test is only keeping children out of stable homes. 

“There are more children in crisis, yet there is a shortage of foster parents and foster care homes. Our states and government can not handle or address this issue on its own,” he explained. “Many foster parents state that their

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