Can an adoption agency refuse services to you based on religion?

Asked 5 months ago - Salt Lake City, UT

I am trying to adopt internationally to Armenia. Armenia will adopt to my religion, but the adoption agency refuses. It is not a Armenia policy, it is a company policy.

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  1. Douglas J Shumway

    Contributor Level 8

    Answered . Unless you have signed a contract requiring the agency to provide you with services then you will not likely have any recourse against the agency. You don't have a "right" to adopt, so even though this seems unfair, the agency will not likely be forced by any court to do what you want it to do. You might have a claim for damages associated with not being able to adopt this child but specific performance is probably not a remedy that will be available to you.

    The foregoing answer is provided by Douglas J Shumway, Esq.: (801) 478-8080. The answer provided is not intended... more

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