Activism in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Catholic Charities and "Family Builders by Adoption"
"Family Builders by Adoption"
"The Catholic Charities
partnership may even result in more LGBT families adopting
children than before. "We're about the gayest adoption
agency in the country," (Family Builders Executive Director)
Jacobs told the B.A.R., noting that it was important for her
organization to make sure Catholic Charities "really knew
who we were, and that in our own adoption program
more than half the families we serve are LGBT
families." Bay Area Reporter, August
Just who are "Family Builders by Adoption"? and how did CCCYO hook up with them?
Family Builders by
Adoption (FBA) is a homosexual activist group. They promote
the idea that there is no difference between homosexual and
transgendered families and the natural family.
They hooked up with
Catholic Charities because highly placed staff at Catholic
Charities share that view. At the time the partnership
between CCCYO & FBA was formed, the Director
of Programs and Services at CCCYO, Dr. Glenn Motola, also
served on the Board of Directors of FBA. (According to the
Advocate article cited earlier, when Dr. Motola and
his "partner" adopted, they chose a different adoption
agency than CCCYO, so as to avoid a conflict of interest.
Apparently, Motola felt no such qualms when it came to
forming the CCCYO/FBA alliance.)
In the years 2003, 2004,
2005, & 2007 FBA was funded by the homosexual activist
Horizons Foundation. The Treasurer and member of the Board
of Directors of CCCYO, Ms.
Nanette Lee Miller,
also sits on the Audit Committee of the Horizons Foundation.
It is interesting that the one year Family Builders did
not receive funding from Horizons was in 2006---exactly
when they were forming the partnership with CCCYO.
Contract with the City & County of San Francisco.
Family Builders is also "adoptionSF".
"AdoptionSF" is a website that is the fruit of the contract
between the City and County of San Francisco and FBA that
went into effect on August 1, 2006. That contract
specifically mandates that Family Builders
must increase the number of children placed in
LGBT households. The day after that contract went into
effect, August 2, 2008, CCCYO issued a press release
announcing it was now supplying staff/funding to FBA.
Those staff and that
funding were therefore bound by the terms of FBA's existing
contract with the City & County--that is, they were
required to increase the number of adoptive children
placed in LGBT households. These contracts and
agreements can be found
Family Builders Financial Support (PDF: 1MB)