IL Foster Parents: Judge's Decision Will Force Us To Abandon Helping Kids


In the Chicago Tribune's coverage of Catholic Charities losing its right to foster care, a human face to the story:

Casey Teckenbrock, of Herrin, said he and his wife expect any transition to delay the adoption of their foster daughter. But after that is complete, they likely will cease to be foster parents for Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois in the Diocese of Belleville.

"If the state doesn't respect our morals, then we don't want to do work for them," Casey Teckenbrock said. "This will be a disaster for the 2,000 kids in foster care."