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Arkansas Adoption Law
Posted: 18 March 2011 08:10 PM   Ignore ]  
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In Arkansas, Act One, a law that bans unmarried couples, who live together, from adopting or fostering children was approved by voters in 2008.  Last Fall, however, a judge ruled it unconstitutional.

Now the Arkansas Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about this law. The Family Council is defending the law while the ACLU says it infringes on people’s privacy rights, including same-sex couples.

If you are an Arkansas resident, were you familiar with Act One?
What is your reaction to this story? 
How does your state handle adoptions or fostering by unmarried couples?

Danielle Pennel
AFC Community Moderator