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Foster parents celebrated for their commitment to caring for children

The Wilson County Department of Social Services in North Carolina recently honored foster parents, a group of people who take the time and effort to care for children who have been taken from their own families.

During the DSS’ annual Foster Parent Banquet, DSS director Glenn Osborne said, “I look around this room and I know that you, our foster parents, are truly heroes, each and every day.” Keynote speakers included three former foster children who are now members of the group Strong Able Youth Speaking Out, or SAYSO. DSS recognized several foster parents for their commitment to caring for children in the foster system, and awarded completion certificates to participants of the Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting/Group Preparation and Selection class.

Consider the Raleigh offices of Marshall & Taylor PLLC if you have a family law matter that needs to be attended to. We realize that every family legal case is an emotional matter, and we will accordingly handle your case with compassion, understanding, and discreetness. Call us today at 919-833-1040 to discuss your situation.

Adoption/marriage agency’s discrimination based on religious beliefs

Michigan, like some other states, practice contradicting laws on religious freedom and the government’s mandate to equal and fair treatment of its citizens.

For instance, Michigan enacted a law in June 2015 that enables faith-based adoption agencies to refuse service to prospective adoptive parents on the basis of their religious or moral biases. The states of Virginia and North Dakota already have existing laws in place while Florida, Texas, and Alabama approved their own versions of the law this year.

For its part, North Carolina enacted into law in June a measure that enables magistrates, registers of deeds, and state officials from performing or putting into public record marriages which they deem are in violation of their religious beliefs.

If you reside in Raleigh or other areas in North Carolina and you have a family legal issue that you need legal help with, contact our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC by calling our offices today at 919-833-1040.

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