Trump Backs Religious Adoption Agencies in Executive Order

Trump Backs Religious Adoption Agencies in Executive Order
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President Donald Trump is unhappy about America’s foster care system, and he thinks faith-based organizations have a role to play in making it better.

In an executive order released Wednesday, he calls on officials to seek out more partnerships with religiously affiliated agencies, claiming that a lack of such relationships helps explain why more than 400,000 children are currently awaiting new homes.

“State and local welfare agencies often do not have robust partnerships with private community organizations, including faith-based organizations,” Trump wrote.

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