Religious freedom legal help for faith-based adoption and foster care providers, so every child has the opportunity to find a home.

Join the legal membership that is preparing and protecting Christian child welfare providers across the country.

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Is Your Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Prepared?

  • Will your Christian beliefs about marriage impact your ability to minister in your state?
  • Do sexual orientation and gender identity laws make your ministry's future look uncertain?
  • Are your ministry’s documents and policies written in ways that provide your ministry religious freedom protections?
  • Do you have a trusted legal partner who can help guide you in the midst of today's religious freedom threats? 

Christian adoption and foster care agencies are on the forefront of religious freedom legal challenges.

State and local governments, along with organizations like the ACLU, are trying to force faith-based adoption and foster care providers to forsake their beliefs. The stakes are high, as some states are beginning to make their demands very clear: change your beliefs or stop serving children.

The shifts in law and culture will only continue to impact how organizations like yours do ministry. These dangerous trends of course not only affect your ministry, but the children you seek to serve.

Christian adoption and foster care providers must be allowed the space to do ministry with integrity and conviction. Through ADF Ministry Alliance, we work to give you a voice in the legal arena.

We currently advocate on behalf of adoption and foster care agencies who find their existence challenged. The impact of these current cases will likely impact you and your ministry. Through the ADF Ministry Alliance, your ministry can remain aware of the current status of legal challenges that affect you.

Additionally, your ministry can get on a path to preparation and protection through ADF Ministry Alliance membership. ADF has been on the forefront of legal issues impacting the religious freedom of individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and nonprofits for over 25 years. We have seen that changes in our culture lead to legal challenges that threaten the ability of Christians to freely live and share the Gospel.

That is why Alliance Defending Freedom launched ADF Ministry Alliance – to provide ministries like yours with the legal help you need to freely minister. Membership can help prepare and protect your ministry, without the traditionally high cost of robust legal consultation and support.

Don’t put your ministry at risk by facing legal issues alone

Become a member • Get a legal advocate • Protect your ministry

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What ADF Ministry Alliance Members Can Experience:

✔ A unifying partnership committed to freedom for Christian adoption and foster care agencies

✔ Thorough documents that can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom.

✔ Increased understanding of legal challenges faced by adoption and foster care agencies and other ministries

✔ Peace of mind when confronting religious freedom legal issues or media inquiries.

✔ A strong ally in the courts, protecting your religious freedom.

ADF Ministry Alliance Benefits

To Prepare Ministries for the Changing Culture

Document Review

Send your governing documents, policies, employment documents and more to ADF attorneys. We review these documents and discuss recommendations tailored to protect your ministry’s religious liberty.

Access to Attorneys

Reach out to our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your ministry’s religious liberty. If you aren’t sure if your legal question has religious freedom implications, you are still free to reach out to us.

Legal Representation

Ensure ministries like yours have the legal representation needed for a religious freedom issue. If necessary, we can even help your ministry with these legal matters - including litigation - at no additional cost.

Ministry Support

Ensure ministries have the legal representation they need by committing to membership.

Serving the body

Thorough ministry documents can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom. Additionally, members face peace of mind when confronting legal issues or changes. ADF Ministry Alliance also helps clarify how your ministry is distinctly Christian.

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ADF Ministry Alliance
An Initiative of Alliance Defending Freedom

ADF works with more than 3,700 Allied Attorneys
ADF has won nearly 80% of our cases
ADF has played a role in 64 U.S. Supreme Court Victories

Pricing for Your Ministry

ADF Ministry Alliance membership makes religious freedom preparation and protection affordable. 

The price of an ADF Ministry Alliance membership is based your ministry's annual revenue. Membership is a yearly agreement. 

Your ministry won’t be charged an hourly rate for contacting ADF attorneys, and it won't be expected to pay an additional fee should we need to litigate a religious liberty case. The annual membership fee covers all help we provide to our members. That way, we can help your ministry and others whenever you need us.

Annual Revenue

Annual Membership Fee

Up to $10M

Over $10M up to $15M

Over $15M up to $20M

Over $20M




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Q:  Why does pricing for institutions of higher education differ from the pricing for other ministry types?

A:  Institutions of higher education experience greater complexity and diversity of religious freedom legal issues than do other ministry types. As a result, ADF attorneys have to devote considerably more time to ensure your institution is legally prepared, to the greatest extent possible, for the religious freedom threats it could face.

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