Bethany Christian Services, the largest Protestant adoption agency in the U.S., will now serve LGBTQ parents nationwide.
Chris Palusky, the organization's president, announced the policy change in an internal letter to employees Monday, The New York Times reported. The letter didn't specifically mention same-sex or LGBTQ couples, but it said "we will now offer services with the love and compassion of Jesus to the many types of families who exist in our world today," according to NBC affiliate WOOD of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Bethany Christian Services is based. The 77-year-old organization, which operates in more than 30 states and a dozen countries, confirmed the policy change in an email.
"These days, families look a lot different than they did when we started. And Bethany is committed to welcoming and serving all of them," said Nathan Bult, Bethany's senior vice president in an email. (To read more, Click Here.)