Gov. Rick Scott has tapped David Wilkins to head Department of Children & Families. According to the Miami Herald, Wilkins is the finance chief of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, “a private agency that allows only ‘professing Christians’ to adopt children in its care.”
Florida Baptist Children’s Home, according to a 2009 annual report, provided services to 8,673 children and families that year. Among other ministries, the Baptist Home provides programs for developmentally disabled adults, runs foster-care and adoption programs, collects backpacks with supplies for disadvantaged children in Florida and parts of Central America, provides outreach to pregnant woman to encourage adoption, and operates 21 international child-care missions.