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'Deeply hurtful': More states make it harder for LGBTQ people to foster or adopt children

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Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin wanted a big family. The married couple, who both work as professors at Texas A&M University, knew they had love and security to give. 

But when they applied to foster a refugee child under a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program operated by the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Fort Worth, Texas, they were told they couldn't move forward. The agency wouldn't work with two mothers.  

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