FRANKFORT—Kentucky's adoption and foster care czar, Dan Dumas, has stepped down from his Gov. Matt Bevin-appointed post, the Courier Journal reported Jan. 16. Dumas, who before this appointment was a vice-president at Southern Seminary and is an elder at Crossing Church of Louisville, has not released a statement regarding the staffing change, although it came seven months into the year-long contract.
A Cabinet for Health and Family Services confirmed to Courier Journal that Dumas' state contract was terminated, and a spokesman for Gov. Bevin told Kentucky Today, "At this time, the administration has decided to move in a different direction as we continue progress on this vitally important issue."
In a written statement to Kentucky Today, Bevin's press secretary said, "Gov. Bevin is appreciative of the work Dan Dumas did to advance improvements in Kentucky's adoption and foster care system."