Yikes, what a dangerous game our society is playing! New guidelines in Kansas could force foster parents to play into the gender confusion game of their foster children. This is frightening considering they are supposed to be helping the children, not further hurting their mental state!
Not to mention, this could result in physical harm to other children in the home as well. If a boy "identifies" as a girl, in order to be placed in a bedroom with another female, there could be an extreme safety risk!
In July, the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) released a set of draft guidelines backed by Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly for how the agency’s Foster Care Licensing and Background Checks Division should handle the placement of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.”
It calls on such children to only be placed in homes that “respect their identities,” including recognizing a child’s preferred “gender identity” and pronouns, choice of clothes, and a guarantee that foster parents “not try to impose traditional gender roles on the youth.”
State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook argued the safety of the children and also how this could infringe on the biological parents may still have. She said, "It's a problem when government takes such a heavy hand to coerce people to live out beliefs that they don't embrace."
Republican House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins joined the fight against the guidelines as well. “The foster care system must not be used as a social experiment or to push a social agenda,” he said, “In 2018, the Adoption Protection Act was passed to protect faith-based child placement agencies from being discriminated against by the state. These faith-based organizations serve a crucial role in providing homes for children in need. The new guidelines from the Kelly administration are at the very least a first shot at taking down the Adoption Protection Act."
The Associated Press reported that the draft isn’t final and won’t be a binding directive so much as informal “principles” by which the agency will operate, but conservatives see it as an attempt to get around a law passed last yearprotecting religious adoption agencies’ right to place children only in homes with a mother and a father, which Kelly has previously stated she doesn’t want to enforce.
“With children in Kansas sleeping in government offices at night, there’s no denying that we have a foster care problem. Instead of working to find loving homes for these children quickly, Governor Kelly is once again abusing her power to thwart the law and drive a sexual agenda,” said Brittany Jones, advocacy director for the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas. “Forcing foster families and placement agencies to agree with Governor Kelly’s sexual ideology in order to help children in need will only limit opportunities for children in Kansas, as many service providers will have no choice but to stop serving.”
Unfortunately, if guidelines like that were to be passed, may foster families may stop fostering. I know I would cease to foster if I were to be forced to participate in such nonsense.
Concerned citizens can contact Gov. Kelly, Kansas DCF, and Kansas lawmakers using the following information: