Rose Law Group family law attorney Audra Petrolle condemns rule that would let adoption agencies exclude gay parents

The Trump administration’s proposed rule would allow adoption agencies that refuse to place children with LGBTQ families to still collect federal dollars. By Tim Fitzsimons | NBC During an event celebrating National Adoption Month, Vice President Mike Pence praised a proposed Trump administration rule that would allow federal funding to flow to adoption agencies that refuse to place children with …

Okla. governor signs ‘anti-LGBT’ adoption law; unconstitutional, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family attorney

The Daily Beast Oklahoma’s Republican governor, Mary Fallin, has signed into law a bill allowing adoption and foster care agencies to reject prospective parents on “religious” and “moral” grounds—a move critics say legalizes discrimination against LGBT and non-Christian parents. The law, approved by lawmakers earlier this month, could affect any prospective parents to whom a child-welfare agency has religious objections, …

Arizona Supreme Court limits right of tribes to intercede in adoption cases; Rose Law Group Family Law attorney Audra Petrolle provides perspective

Tribal government: Decision preserves tribes’ rights to ask for court transfers in adoption cases By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The ability of tribes to intercede in the adoption of Native American children not living on the reservation is limited and not absolute, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today. In a unanimous decision, the justices …