This. Is. Nuts. So pretty much a random day in the life of 21st century America.
A North Dakota couple is suing Catholic Charities for $6.5 million, alleging that the group didn’t allow them to adopt a girl because they were living together and hadn’t gotten married yet.
James and Tahnee Young, of Fargo, say they were matched up with a 15-year-old girl who was living in foster care five months before their July wedding date and had hoped to have the teen as a bridesmaid in the ceremony. They never met the girl but they had a 90-minute interview with the teen’s social worker, who allegedly told them she “would get things moving” in the hopes that the adoption could be completed before the wedding.
“Everything was fully disclosed up front and there was absolutely no concern whatsoever,” James said, referring to the fact they were not yet married.
The Youngs said they became suspicious when they failed to receive the necessary paperwork and were eventually told the adoption was off because they were living together as an unmarried couple.
“The social worker said we had to abide by the church’s teachings,” James said. “They said we were living in sin and it goes all the way back to the Pope.”
So…they wanted a girl they never met to be a bridesmaid in their wedding ceremony? That’s how they wanted to introduce themselves to her? On THEIR wedding day. Something tells me if they really wanted the child they would’ve just gotten married and then adopted the child. But instead they want to raise a stink and sue to more than $6 million dollars.