Tennessee couple sues adoption agency that allegedly refused to help because they are Jewish

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The Rutan-Rams say they were denied foster-parent training and a home-study certification. The adoption agency, the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, could not be reached for comment. The law allows adoption agencies to refuse to participate in a child placement if doing so would "violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions"
4 months ago·Nashville, United States

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