According to an Illinois judge, you must have religion to adopt:
In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata
denied the Burkes’ right to the child because of their lack of belief
in a Supreme Being. Despite the Burkes’ "high moral and ethical
standards," he said, the New Jersey state constitution declares that
"no person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping
Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own
I find that ridiculous. Any human being can have a child regardless of their religion but if you don’t believe in some religion, you can’t adopt one. Sounds like lack of religious freedom to me! If you are free to choose a religion, you should be able to feel free to choose no religion.