New York Settles Case with Christian Adoption Agency

New Hope can continue offering services that align with its Christian views of marriage and family

Syracuse-based Christian adoption agency New Hope Family Services has entered into a favorable settlement agreement with the state of New York and may continue offering adoption services to children and families.

New Hope sued New York in federal court in September 2021 after the state’s Division of Human Rights threatened to investigate and penalize the agency because it only places infants with couples consisting of a married mother and father. New Hope was represented by attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a public interest legal group focused on parental rights and religious freedom.

In 2022, New Hope won a similar case on summary judgment against the state when the New York State Office of Children and Family Services threatened it.


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