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Kentucky Contracts With Baptist-Affiliated Children's Agency

Josh James

Kentucky has reached a contract deal to continue placing youth with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency.

The agreement comes after the Democratic governor’s administration removed LGBTQ anti-discrimination language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign. The agreement continues the state’s long relationship with Sunrise Children’s Services.

Sunrise is a foster care agency that also offers residential treatment programs.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services said Thursday it entered into the new agreement to continue placing children with Sunrise. The agency's attorney, John Sheller, says the agreement includes language protecting his client’s religious beliefs.

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