Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 24, 2020 / 15:00 pm
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to bolster the federal government's work with community and faith-based groups in adoption and foster care.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that the order "lays out bold reforms for our work with states, communities, and faith-based partners."
According to the HHS, the order will encourage better partnerships between states and faith-based and community organizations in adoption and foster care, help publicize best practices, and states and local authorities to recruit more foster and adoptive families.
Bethany Christian Services, which provides social services in more than 30 states and more than a dozen countries, praised the order for its insistence that the federal government work together with community and faith-based organizations in an "'all hands on deck' approach."