Trump signs executive order to strengthen foster care, bolster faith-based partnerships

By The Christian Post

President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, as he displays his signature after signing an executive order on strengthening the child welfare system for America’s children Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. | White House/Shealah Craighead

President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to strengthen the nation’s foster care system which calls on states and cities to work with faith-based and other charities at a time when organizations that uphold traditional views of marriage are facing increasing hostility from Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning groups. 

Trump’s order signed Wednesday highlights several areas of concern where the president is calling for more research and improvement by federal and state agencies, such as the need to bolster “robust partnerships” between community organizations, improve access to resources for caregivers, and improve federal oversight on welfare requirements. 

Although the number of children in foster care in the U.S. has declined in recent years, there are still more than 430,000 children in foster care nationwide and over 124,000 eligible for adoption. The president stressed that “too many” children in the foster care system have to wait years before finding a permanent family.

Source:The Christian Post