How do interfaith couples decide which faith their children should adopt? “We both wanted to keep our own religions and our own identity for ourselves, so we knew from the beginning that we didn’t want our children to be just one of our faiths,” says Amy Schombs, who is Jewish and whose husband is a Christian. More
It allows a birth parent to choose the people who will adopt the child and to stay in contact with them and the child.
Part two of a four-part series on faith and family: three quarters of all Americans say they believe it’s likely their children will grow up to be of the same religious faith as their parents, but more than half say they worry about that. More
Part one of a four-part series on faith and family: a poll commissioned by RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY shows that Americans both idealize the traditional family, and at the same time are more and more accepting of families that are nontraditional. More
The numbers on how family structures have changed are dramatic. Counting parents with children at home, as recently as 1970, traditional families — mother and father with children under 18 — made up 40 percent of all households. But by 2000, that had fallen to just a quarter of all households. More