Michigan, like most states, contracts with private agencies to place children from troubled homes with new families.
Instead, it will allow agencies to turn away same-sex foster parents who are able to provide supportive and loving homes for these children.”
Jonker, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, also declined to dismiss Nessel from the suit, saying she “targeted” St. Vincent.
St. Vincent helped her and her husband, Chad, adopt five special needs children who were in the state’s foster care system.
“St. Vincent brought our family together, and I’m happy to know they can keep doing their great work helping children find homes,” she said.