Erin and Rebecca Busk-Sutton are married and reside in Detroit, Michigan, and the couple always knew they wanted children. Now that they have moved into a home they renovated in the city and are more established in their careers as an educator and physician, they are ready to start their family.
They would like to adopt from the child welfare system to provide a stable, loving home to a child who needs one. But when they reached out to state-contracted child placing agencies, they were turned away due to those agencies’ religious objections to same-sex couples. That’s why they’re one of the plaintiff couples in ACLU’s lawsuit against Michigan’s anti-LGBTQ adoption law.