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Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
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On this Action: 
Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
 
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CLOSED     Opened on 1/31/2011 and Ended on 4/1/2011

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Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Leonard J Fabiano  4/2/11  6:37 pm
Regarding Homosexual Couples Adopting Babies Patricia Cornell  4/2/11  1:51 pm
Against Homosexual Adoptions Roy and Betty Mason  4/2/11  12:22 am
State of Virginia Protect Christian Adoption Agency Teresita Abacan  4/2/11  12:10 am
Public Policy Should Focus on Needs of Children Joanne S. Beckman, RN, PhD  4/2/11  12:06 am
Adoption Nathan Lewis  4/2/11  12:06 am
Homasexual adoption Roy and Betty Mason  4/2/11  12:02 am
Discrimination towards faith based agencies Lisa Wade  4/1/11  11:59 pm
Opposition to 22VAC40-131-170 Part B Siena S├ínchez-O'Brien  4/1/11  11:59 pm
People of faith and right reason have rights too under the freedom of religion clause Gary L. Morella, Catholic member research faculty Penn State  4/1/11  11:59 pm
No to SSM Juston Olson  4/1/11  11:59 pm
New standards for child-placing agencies Marilyn Greene  4/1/11  11:57 pm
Children deserve to have a mother and a father S Benjamin  4/1/11  11:57 pm
Support and love children: Reject the proposed regulation David DePerro, Virginia resident since 1982  4/1/11  11:57 pm
USA pro homosexual - STOP THE MADNESS craig gedeist  4/1/11  11:56 pm
do not support purposed changes David Morgan  4/1/11  11:56 pm
Please don't re-define the nature of the family Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Terreri, Citizen of the Commonwealth  4/1/11  11:55 pm
USA pro homosexual - STOP THE MADNESS craig gedeist  4/1/11  11:55 pm
Opposition to regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Erin Szabo  4/1/11  11:55 pm
Opposition to Proposed Rules For Adoption Agencies, 22VAC40-131 E. Dorham, concerned citizen  4/1/11  11:54 pm
New foster care / adoption regulations John Robertson  4/1/11  11:54 pm
Adoption agencies Gina Dalfonzo  4/1/11  11:54 pm
Support protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Bill Johnson, George Mason University.  4/1/11  11:52 pm
Action: Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies. Alicia Ragsdale  4/1/11  11:51 pm
Bad for children Ruby Nicdao  4/1/11  11:51 pm
Freedom of Religion Steve  4/1/11  11:51 pm
Strongly oppose 22VAC 40 131-170 Geri Forbes  4/1/11  11:50 pm
Don't limit keep separate license for the best results for the children !!!  4/1/11  11:49 pm
Changes in Adoption Regulations Wayne Brindle  4/1/11  11:48 pm
child care regulations Judy  4/1/11  11:47 pm
lglass4@gmail.com Leslie Glass  4/1/11  11:44 pm
Please respect people of other faiths. Larry Hau  4/1/11  11:44 pm
supporting freedom of religion, don't force private agencies to violate their personal convictionss Ryan  4/1/11  11:43 pm
Opposition to Proposed Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Paul Bresnahan  4/1/11  11:43 pm
Concern over inclusion of sexual orientation in 22VAC40-131-170.B Michael Bingham  4/1/11  11:42 pm
Please do not discriminate against religious adoption agencies Barbara Rayle  4/1/11  11:41 pm
adoption James  4/1/11  11:41 pm
Christian Adoption Agencies Jennifer Weitlauf  4/1/11  11:40 pm
Biological Evidence Concerned Citizen  4/1/11  11:39 pm
proposed regulations Jerrilyn Forsyth  4/1/11  11:39 pm
Proposed Rules For Adoption Agencies, 22VAC40-131 David Ostrowski  4/1/11  11:39 pm
Opposed to the changes for faith based agencies Timothy Minkler  4/1/11  11:38 pm
The Law of Unintended Consequences Mrs. Cynthia Nolan  4/1/11  11:32 pm
Christian Marriage and families should be encouraged not replaced with illicit values and lifestyles Personal View  4/1/11  11:31 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Ronald F. Shea  4/1/11  11:31 pm
Other viewpoints C. Mahaffey  4/1/11  11:31 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Mary McCallum  4/1/11  11:29 pm
Homosexual Adoption is Evil Traditional Roman Catholic  4/1/11  11:29 pm
Opposed to proposed 22VAC40-131-170(B) Please allow more time for the public to comment! Mr. & Mrs. P. Young  4/1/11  11:29 pm
disapproval of proposed new regulations Scott Pittman  4/1/11  11:29 pm
not in the best interest of the children Wendy Petzel, Family Therapist  4/1/11  11:28 pm
Government regulation of faith based organizations Ruben, Southern Baptist Convention  4/1/11  11:28 pm
Adoption Rules David Keys  4/1/11  11:28 pm
Adoption qualifications Elaine Baughman  4/1/11  11:28 pm
Oppose Kathryn Kujawski  4/1/11  11:28 pm
Protect the Children Monica Grado  4/1/11  11:28 pm
Oppose 22 VAC 40-131-170 Christine Semler  4/1/11  11:27 pm
Supporting Religious Rights to adoption to remain with couples of male and female Imam Wali Ayyub Bilal  4/1/11  11:27 pm
Foster Care M. Mayo  4/1/11  11:27 pm
I oppose 22VAC 40-131-170(B) Kevin Allen  4/1/11  11:25 pm
Oppose Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Stephanie Williams  4/1/11  11:23 pm
Regulations on Christian Adoption Agencies Regarding Discrimination Mrs. Susan Misconish  4/1/11  11:23 pm
22 VAC-40-131-170 Donna Simoncelli  4/1/11  11:22 pm
Protect Christian Adoption Agencies Charles A. Hake  4/1/11  11:22 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Lin Barrett  4/1/11  11:21 pm
These Children Deserve the Best Homes! (Gay Homes Are Not the Best!!) Michelle Bradshaw  4/1/11  11:21 pm
Why cause Christian families to quit foster care and adopting? Luetta Fox  4/1/11  11:21 pm
Parental roles Cheryl Bormes  4/1/11  11:18 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Ronald Perkins  4/1/11  11:18 pm
Opposition to proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B) CHARLES CLAWSON  4/1/11  11:18 pm
Freedom of agencies must be respected Bruna Allen  4/1/11  11:16 pm
You'll be hurting the children the most Michele O'Kane  4/1/11  11:16 pm
Placement of adoptive children. Mary Ann Rowe A Catholic voter dfrom Arlington  4/1/11  11:15 pm
Oppose same sex adoptions Fr. Chris Fontanini  4/1/11  11:15 pm
Just the Facts Please Carol Preiss  4/1/11  11:15 pm
Private Orgs Compelled to allow Homoxsexuals Adopt Children Kathleen Katz, Adjunct Professor  4/1/11  11:14 pm
Against the Proposal Barbara, Concerned Catholic Mother  4/1/11  11:14 pm
Keep religious foster care and adoption agencies in business Julie Mahr  4/1/11  11:14 pm
Bad for private agencies, vote no! Jason  4/1/11  11:11 pm
STRONGLY OPPOSE 22 VAC40-131-170 Part IV (B) Gregory Garrison  4/1/11  11:10 pm
science and religious freedom takes precedence over political correctness Peggy McFarland  4/1/11  11:10 pm
Unjust and Cruel to Force People to Allow Same-Sex Pairs to Adopt Children Thomas JC  4/1/11  11:07 pm
Do not discriminate against religious foster care and adoption agencies Liz Melendez  4/1/11  11:07 pm
Adoption Proposal Bertha Braddock  4/1/11  11:06 pm
Proposed Changes Duane Ratzlaff  4/1/11  11:05 pm
opposition to the proposed language of 22 VAC 40-131-170 Melissa George  4/1/11  11:04 pm
Give adoption agencies their agency Lyle Topham  4/1/11  11:02 pm
Clear Violation of Religious Liberty Susannah Cox  4/1/11  10:59 pm
Opposition to 22VAC40-131-170 Andrew J. & Rose Ann Criscuolo  4/1/11  10:59 pm
Don't hurt needy children by driving adoption agencies out of business. Mr. Tom Sweeney  4/1/11  10:59 pm
The wishes of adults don't trump the rights of children Brian Davis, Graduate Student  4/1/11  10:59 pm
Oppose same sex adoptions Willis McCloud  4/1/11  10:58 pm
Make a rational choice and not one politically based! Diego Serrano  4/1/11  10:57 pm
Please protect the children John Czeropski  4/1/11  10:56 pm
Adoption law changes. Larry Schuth  4/1/11  10:56 pm
Oppose mandated morality by new state regulation Melanie  4/1/11  10:55 pm
Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies. Richard Salmon  4/1/11  10:55 pm
Please consider religious freedoms Andrea Reekstin  4/1/11  10:55 pm
I oppose this reverse discrimination. John J. Sullivan  4/1/11  10:55 pm
dpdmad@aol.com Daniel Donnelly  4/1/11  10:54 pm
Faith-based Child Placement Agencies Norman G. Oswald  4/1/11  10:52 pm
Tired of the LGBT Agenda John J. Buttitta  4/1/11  10:51 pm
Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 places children at risk Richard  4/1/11  10:50 pm
Children need a female mom and a male dad Sylvia Dorham, Adoptive Parent  4/1/11  10:49 pm
I oppose . . . reverse descrimination Noramah Neu  4/1/11  10:46 pm
Don't Tinker with God's Design for The Family Bruce Bennett, Word of Truth Church  4/1/11  10:46 pm
I oppose the proposed adoption regs John Munday  4/1/11  10:45 pm
Disapprove strongly Bruce Jacobeen  4/1/11  10:45 pm
Adoption Rule Changes Erma Cox  4/1/11  10:43 pm
Freedom of religion and freedom of conscience need to be preserved Sylvia Lue Chase  4/1/11  10:41 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Mary Dalton  4/1/11  10:39 pm
Adoptions agencies do NOT have a right to discriminate against LGBT individuals!!! Skulander  4/1/11  10:38 pm
re: requiring religious adoption / foster care agencies to include "sexual orientation".... Marilyn Hartigan, retired teacher,adoptive mother  4/1/11  10:37 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Philip Rosenbaum  4/1/11  10:36 pm
New Regulation on Child Placement 22 VAC 40-131 I Vincente  4/1/11  10:34 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 MaryAnn Stuart, individual citizen.  4/1/11  10:34 pm
I STRONGLY OPPOSE 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Bob Greene  4/1/11  10:34 pm
Same sex adoption Laurel Smith  4/1/11  10:34 pm
Protect Adoption Agencies John  4/1/11  10:33 pm
Oppose legislation - you will force many out of the business! Stacey Luetmer, MD  4/1/11  10:32 pm
Immoral acts toward private adoption agencies Gregory Baraniecki  4/1/11  10:31 pm
Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies Alexandria VA voter  4/1/11  10:30 pm
law on homosexuals adopting Rachel Barry  4/1/11  10:30 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Roy Ortiz  4/1/11  10:30 pm
Adoption Agency Regulation relating to private adoption agencies John K. Noe  4/1/11  10:29 pm
Please protect our religious rights Sarah McKenna  4/1/11  10:29 pm
Freedom Martha Sterner  4/1/11  10:28 pm
Opposed PW  4/1/11  10:28 pm
Best Interests of Children Should Trump Adult Special Interests David Florenzo  4/1/11  10:27 pm
Please do not deny a child a good family by interfering with Christian adoption and foster care. Rebecca Miers  4/1/11  10:27 pm
Adoption/Foster Care Don and Diane Lesher  4/1/11  10:27 pm
No good can come of this proposal William Hunter  4/1/11  10:25 pm
Please don't allow this bill to pass Anthony Smitha  4/1/11  10:25 pm
Adoption Regulations Change Anne Souser  4/1/11  10:25 pm
The Governor and other officials should not allow homosexuals to adopt. Period. St. James Church, Falls Church  4/1/11  10:23 pm
Strongly OPPOSE 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) A E Artho  4/1/11  10:22 pm
22 VAC 40-131 Protection of Constitutional Rights regarding FREEDOM OF RELIGION. Faith based service Susan  4/1/11  10:21 pm
Over-regulation. Allow parents to decide what is best without government interference. Jeannette D. Reynolds  4/1/11  10:21 pm
New regulations regarding child placement Rosemarie Lewis  4/1/11  10:20 pm
Protect Christian Adoption Agencies Robert Beebe  4/1/11  10:18 pm
Against new regulations re: Christian Adoption Agencies Paula Vest-Woodfolk  4/1/11  10:18 pm
I strongly oppose Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B) Jennie Stanbro  4/1/11  10:17 pm
Opposed to 22 VAC 40 ? 131 Kara Murad  4/1/11  10:17 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Sandra Ordway  4/1/11  10:17 pm
PRIVATE adoption agencies Harald Gruber  4/1/11  10:16 pm
22 VAC 40-131-170 Leroy Garman  4/1/11  10:16 pm
protection of religious liberty and family values Carol Naill  4/1/11  10:16 pm
Protect Christian Adoption Agencies T.D. White  4/1/11  10:15 pm
In opposition to 22VAC 40-131-170 JJ Cole, MSW, ACSW Family Life Services  4/1/11  10:15 pm
Fr. Horkan Dominic Cassella  4/1/11  10:15 pm
22 VAC 40-131 Susan Vitelli  4/1/11  10:14 pm
The right to conscientious objection based on religious views Logan, Private Citizen and Voter  4/1/11  10:14 pm
Violation of Section 63.2-1734 prohibition on mandating doctrine Mark Zehner  4/1/11  10:13 pm
Protect Religious Adoption Agencies Larri P. Donaldson  4/1/11  10:13 pm
Protect Christian principles and values Greer Heindel  4/1/11  10:12 pm
Private adoption agencies BS Gibson, private citizen of the USA  4/1/11  10:11 pm
Adoption rights. Dennis and Linda Perry  4/1/11  10:10 pm
reverse discrimination P Poll  4/1/11  10:10 pm
Homosexual adoption--not good for the children! Mary Weaver Mann  4/1/11  10:08 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 attacks Christian adoption agencies Dr. Robert Borger, Counseling and Care Pastor, Evangelical Presbyterian Chu  4/1/11  10:08 pm
Proposed new regulations for adoption organization unfair! Robin Sowell  4/1/11  10:06 pm
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ? 131] Father Francis Fusare CPM  4/1/11  10:06 pm
Regulations for Adoption in VA Gretchen  4/1/11  10:05 pm
You will hurt children by driving religious foster care and adoption agencies out of business Barbara Rose  4/1/11  10:05 pm
Christian Organizations Provide Broad Volunteer Community Supporters Betty McAvoy  4/1/11  10:05 pm
Deplorable Actions Proposed for Adoption Process John Devaney Jr Knights of Columbus Ancient Order of Hibernians & Alhambra  4/1/11  10:05 pm
Every child deserves a mother and a father, a traditional family. No same sex adoption! Terry McDonnell. Owner and Administrator of True Catholic  4/1/11  10:04 pm
Opposed to change in regulations Kristen Grant  4/1/11  10:02 pm
Strongly Opposed Toni Sharp  4/1/11  10:00 pm
A child deserves a mother and a father. Jane Hamilton  4/1/11  9:57 pm
I oppose these new proposed standards Jennifer Dages  4/1/11  9:57 pm
New Standard for Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies - 22 VAC 40-131 Carol Burdick  4/1/11  9:57 pm
helpustoo@hotmail.com John DeVilbiss  4/1/11  9:57 pm
opposed to new gay-friendly adoption regs Patti Reanik  4/1/11  9:55 pm
Private Adoption Agencies Cheri Cardine - Private Citizen  4/1/11  9:54 pm
Please Remove Sexual Orientation from Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-17 Daniel Fletcher  4/1/11  9:54 pm
In support of the proposed revision Kimberly  4/1/11  9:53 pm
Adopting new standards for private child-placing agencies Manuel Vicente  4/1/11  9:53 pm
Protect religious organizations' rights... Kim Minkler  4/1/11  9:53 pm
Re Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-1 Leonard Schiefer  4/1/11  9:52 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Kathy Ann  4/1/11  9:51 pm
Opposed! Preserve religious freedom! Mark  4/1/11  9:49 pm
Faith-based agencies Michele Burke  4/1/11  9:48 pm
Support & encourage religious foster care & adoption agencies Anne M. Madden  4/1/11  9:47 pm
Adoptive Regulatory Changes Dr. Charles Delaine, Concerned Citizen to preserve The U.S. Constitution  4/1/11  9:47 pm
rules for adoption mary mactavish  4/1/11  9:45 pm
Opposed to New Regulation Kelly White  4/1/11  9:44 pm
I oppose this regulation. Carole Mansfield  4/1/11  9:44 pm
Proposed regulation of adoption agencies in Virginia; methods Denise Smith  4/1/11  9:44 pm
Proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B) Joe Starrs  4/1/11  9:42 pm
Please stop this regulation of Christian Adoption Agencies Cindy Hyltin  4/1/11  9:42 pm
Don't hurt needy children Sara Wylie, citizen  4/1/11  9:42 pm
Don't hurt the children by imposing unnecessary restrictions on religious agencies J. Cic  4/1/11  9:41 pm
CHILDREN have a RIGHT to a father & mother. Oppose this proposal for the rights of children. Trisha Raines  4/1/11  9:41 pm
faith based adoption Andrea E.  4/1/11  9:41 pm
Regarding protected classes in 22 VAC 40-131-170 12(B) Mark S.  4/1/11  9:40 pm
Proposed regulations will hurt kids, not help them Carol Malone  4/1/11  9:40 pm
Protect Religious Adoption/Foster Agencies Erin Peterman  4/1/11  9:40 pm
Please Don't Discriminate Against Christian Couples Phillip Jerdon  4/1/11  9:39 pm
Don't run Christian adoption agencies out of business! Diane Fiazza  4/1/11  9:39 pm
Let's get real. Stop usurping the power to raise children Sharon Gormley  4/1/11  9:39 pm
State has NO RIGHT to interfere Don George  4/1/11  9:36 pm
Proposed Adoption Regulations violate Freedom of Religion and would ultimately hurt children Jack Peters, concerned Virginia resident  4/1/11  9:35 pm
Religious Freedom and Private Adoption Agencies Barbara Rice  4/1/11  9:35 pm
Opposition to 22 VAC 40-131 Judy Robertson  4/1/11  9:34 pm
Concern About Proposed Changes! Kathleen Leffas  4/1/11  9:33 pm
oppose changing adoption standards Jeanne Hamilton  4/1/11  9:32 pm
22 VAC 40-131-170 Jason Lee  4/1/11  9:32 pm
Attempting to interfer with the adoption services of Religious-based entitites Margaret M. Whitehead  4/1/11  9:32 pm
Don't copy the District of Columbia James Metzger  4/1/11  9:32 pm
Opposition to 22VAC40-131-170 Part B James Kendall, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus / St Raymond's Parish  4/1/11  9:31 pm
ALL religious freedoms should be respected and protected judy  4/1/11  9:31 pm
Unhealthy Inviroment for a child Margarita Lyons  4/1/11  9:31 pm
Oppose new standards for adoption placement Sharon H. McClelland  4/1/11  9:30 pm
OPPOSED to the proposed regulation Paul Boutin  4/1/11  9:29 pm
The best choice Marj Reed  4/1/11  9:29 pm
The State is committing blatant religious persecution - the antithesis of our forefathers' intention Mary Ellen Legay, Lovin' Life Ministries  4/1/11  9:29 pm
Change wording to allow for free expression of conscious Matt Schmidtlein, Private Citizen  4/1/11  9:29 pm
This is child abuse to force children to do this Rev Donald Spitz Pro-Life Virginia  4/1/11  9:29 pm
Opposed! Jackie M  4/1/11  9:28 pm
New Regs Do Not Promote "Best Interests" of the Child Kelly McGinn - VA Adoptive Mother  4/1/11  9:27 pm
Adoption by all qualified organizations Paul Hexom  4/1/11  9:26 pm
Vote NO on 22VAC40-131-170 Part B Kathy Vestermark  4/1/11  9:24 pm
If Virginia citizens have banned same sex marriage then it follows we don't want same sex adoption!! Jim Gill  4/1/11  9:24 pm
Please change proposed Section 22VAC40-131-170(B) Laura Hamilton  4/1/11  9:24 pm
22VAC40-131 David Bardon  4/1/11  9:23 pm
Please do not permit adoption agencies to process adoptions to same sex couples Jeffrey E. Knight  4/1/11  9:22 pm
Vote against homosexual adoption in VA Mary Beth Williams  4/1/11  9:21 pm
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ? 131] Burman Skrable  4/1/11  9:20 pm
Against-Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Margaret Talamantes  4/1/11  9:19 pm
Christian Adoption Agencies within the state of Virginia Heather Hekman  4/1/11  9:16 pm
Opposed to 22 VAC 40-131 Terese Shearer, private citizen  4/1/11  9:16 pm
Keep Christian Adoption Agencies for the Commonwealth of Virginia Kevin F. O'Neill  4/1/11  9:15 pm
22VAC40-131-170 Part B jb ghio  4/1/11  9:15 pm
adoption of children LINDA DIETZ  4/1/11  9:14 pm
Don't Put Adoption Agencies Out of Business Lea Oksman  4/1/11  9:13 pm
Don't force Faith Based Adoptions to end Tim Massey, Non-Faithful Catholic Schools  4/1/11  9:12 pm
Proposed language of 22 VAC 40-131-170(B). Jennifer D.  4/1/11  9:11 pm
faith based adoption MaryAnn B.  4/1/11  9:10 pm
Proposed changes S Abraham  4/1/11  9:10 pm
The proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Doug Brown  4/1/11  9:09 pm
do not discriminate against adoption agencies that place children with married couples only Moira Walsh  4/1/11  9:09 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 J Neville  4/1/11  9:09 pm
Opposition to Proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Sherry Murphy  4/1/11  9:07 pm
Adoption Policies Kimberley Cooper  4/1/11  9:07 pm
This is a violation in itself! Sister IV Sister  4/1/11  9:07 pm
Proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B) Irene Starrs  4/1/11  9:05 pm
Opposed to gay adoption Jason  4/1/11  9:05 pm
Protect Christian adoption agencies! Bryan Sims  4/1/11  9:05 pm
Proposed Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) N. Monsour  4/1/11  9:04 pm
Re: The new regulation for Christian adoption Agencies: Mary J. Fox  4/1/11  9:03 pm
The discrimination language does not help children Gregory M. Beatty  4/1/11  9:02 pm
I am against 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Michael Turner  4/1/11  9:01 pm
Non-Discrimination clause/use of gender Thomas Bayer  4/1/11  9:00 pm
adoption agency changes Marysandra Draude--retired teacher  4/1/11  9:00 pm
adoptions Joanne Chancey  4/1/11  8:58 pm
preserve faith based adoption agencies Another Virginia Resident  4/1/11  8:55 pm
Freedom of religion Jo Ann Baughman  4/1/11  8:55 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Sherry L. Collins  4/1/11  8:54 pm
not hate, just sound reason Sarah  4/1/11  8:51 pm
Adoption Michael Rachiele  4/1/11  8:51 pm
CHRISTIAN ADOPTION AGENCIES GERALD AND LORRAINE NOZNISKY  4/1/11  8:50 pm
Please respect religious rights Mark S. Rutledge  4/1/11  8:49 pm
Protect private adoption agencies Margaret Crowder  4/1/11  8:48 pm
Do Not Let Same Sex Couples Adopt Linda LHeureux  4/1/11  8:47 pm
Freedom of Religion is Guaranteed!!! Edward (SSGRichDAV) Richardson  4/1/11  8:47 pm
A Reason to Blush Betty Wells  4/1/11  8:46 pm
opposed K J - VA resident  4/1/11  8:46 pm
Promote the best parenting Royce Yates  4/1/11  8:46 pm
Don't legalize religious discrimination. Steven Tuers  4/1/11  8:45 pm
please protect the christain adoption centers Ted Roebuck  4/1/11  8:45 pm
please keep adoptive regulations as currently written. Your new regulation will stop adoptive servic Dennis Mallen  4/1/11  8:43 pm
22VAC 40-131-170(B) BAD IDEA A Concerned Virginia Voter  4/1/11  8:42 pm
please keep adoptive regulations as currently written. Your new regulation will stop adoptive servic Dennis Mallen  4/1/11  8:42 pm
May the Lord deliver us John Pham  4/1/11  8:42 pm
Do not take away the gift of adoption Erin  4/1/11  8:40 pm
Opposed to Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Dore Schupack  4/1/11  8:40 pm
Please Respect Religious and Private Entity Freedoms Sandra Poff, Virginia Resident  4/1/11  8:39 pm
Private adoption proposed regulations. John Klassen  4/1/11  8:38 pm
preserve marraige and right values kimberly berkley  4/1/11  8:38 pm
restricting/prohibiting religious child placement and adoptive services. Ron Wilson  4/1/11  8:38 pm
Don't drive religious foster care and adoption agencies out of business! Dave Przybylski  4/1/11  8:37 pm
Virginia Administrative code section 22VAC40-131-170 Ruth Neumann  4/1/11  8:36 pm
Allow Faith based foster and child care agencies continue Janel Rose  4/1/11  8:36 pm
The State must stay separated from the church. Faith-based adoptions are no exception. Diane Buster  4/1/11  8:33 pm
As an adoptive parent... Adoptive parent  4/1/11  8:33 pm
Opposition to Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Elliott Kissam  4/1/11  8:33 pm
Oppose new Virginia Social Service regulations James Cascione  4/1/11  8:32 pm
No protection for Christian agencies Barrett Turner  4/1/11  8:32 pm
opposition toPart IV, B Chris Miller, citizen  4/1/11  8:31 pm
Don't hurt needy children James H Hrubesh  4/1/11  8:31 pm
Religious Adoption Agencies Mr & Mrs Len Hackett  4/1/11  8:30 pm
Protect religious institutions Erica Harper  4/1/11  8:30 pm
Stable home life Larry Wetzel  4/1/11  8:29 pm
Please do not discrimate against private adoption agencies. Karen Pomes, Houston Coalition for Life  4/1/11  8:28 pm
Really?! BellaEiko  4/1/11  8:27 pm
Opposed to Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Barb Chamberlan  4/1/11  8:26 pm
Protect the Catholic adoption agencies in our state Leticia, Catholic  4/1/11  8:25 pm
Please reject the proposed language of 22VAC40-131-170(B) Daniel and Michelle Jacobeen  4/1/11  8:25 pm
OPPOSED! Anne Marie Draganowski  4/1/11  8:25 pm
legislation regarding Religious adoption agencies Carolyn Giordano  4/1/11  8:24 pm
freedom of religion and redefining "normal" sexuality Carla, graduate counseling student, Messianic Jew  4/1/11  8:23 pm
Christian adoption agencies Gery Williams  4/1/11  8:23 pm
I Oppose Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Virginia Resident  4/1/11  8:23 pm
Protect rights of private adoption agencies to choose where they place children Stephen Beach, student Seton Hall University  4/1/11  8:20 pm
I Strongly Oppose of 22VAC40-131-170 Part B B. Rivera  4/1/11  8:20 pm
The abuse of a good does not diminish the good of a good Scott Vezina  4/1/11  8:20 pm
I'm with National Organization for Marriage on this one Lucy Tucker  4/1/11  8:17 pm
Christian Foster Care and Adoptive Agencies Rev. David Ray Sr.  4/1/11  8:17 pm
The proposed section 22 VAC 40-131-170 is a Bad Idea Gene Dwyer, small business owner  4/1/11  8:16 pm
Faith based adoption agencies Bethany Warner  4/1/11  8:15 pm
Defend Adoption Ed Murphy  4/1/11  8:15 pm
Virginia CPA standatds Timothy E. Maurer  4/1/11  8:15 pm
Proposed Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 is Evil Sean Smith  4/1/11  8:15 pm
Worried about sexual orientation portion Joshua Johanson  4/1/11  8:14 pm
Please don't shut down religious agencies Cassia Seibel  4/1/11  8:14 pm
Opposition to proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Kate Higbee  4/1/11  8:13 pm
22 VAC 40-131-170 (B) Rebecca West, adoption through America World Adoption Agency  4/1/11  8:13 pm
opposed!!! Florentino Ruiz  4/1/11  8:12 pm
Why stop at gay bashing? Dave Berg  4/1/11  8:12 pm
Regulation of Adoption Services Beth Turner  4/1/11  8:11 pm
adoption Minerva Calderon  4/1/11  8:11 pm
A Recovering Sex Addict's Opinion John D  4/1/11  8:11 pm
Oppose 22VAC 40-131-170 Christina Yip  4/1/11  8:10 pm
Bad One-sided Adoption Proposal Victor Sciarrino  4/1/11  8:10 pm
Regs on homosexual adoption Julie and Jim Farrell  4/1/11  8:08 pm
Proposed changes to licensing requirements for adoption agencies Karen Johnson Moy, America World Adoption  4/1/11  8:07 pm
Driving religious foster care and adoption agencies out of business abby schult, citizen  4/1/11  8:07 pm
Strongly opposed to overbroad "nondiscrimination" language Lawrence and Mary Kapp  4/1/11  8:06 pm
Child Care and Adoption Agencies Pastor A. Wayne Duffield, RPCNA  4/1/11  8:05 pm
Adoption Lorna Pollock  4/1/11  8:05 pm
Stop!----discrimating against religous adoptive agencies Roger & Barbara Barcal  4/1/11  8:02 pm
Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Ray Cloutier  4/1/11  8:02 pm
Opposed to Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Deborah Schaefer  4/1/11  8:01 pm
Consider Your Ways of Imposition Against the Most Vulnerable: Children c. morris  4/1/11  7:59 pm
Proposed regulatory action on private adoption agencies Mrs. Colleen Loughmiller, retired sales, grandmother and patriot  4/1/11  7:59 pm
opposition to Proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Len Rice  4/1/11  7:59 pm
It's not fair to the children or the prospective parents. R. McGowen  4/1/11  7:58 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Doug LeCheminant  4/1/11  7:57 pm
Proposed Administrative Code Section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Christopher Faust  4/1/11  7:54 pm
DO NOT PASS Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 JM  4/1/11  7:54 pm
Standing on the Side of Love David Blomberg  4/1/11  7:53 pm
Opposition to proposed regulatory changes to child placing agencies M Daugherty  4/1/11  7:52 pm
Keep the Christian C. Osborne  4/1/11  7:51 pm
In the best interest of the child Ajibola Peter-koyi  4/1/11  7:51 pm
adoption by same sex partners Barbara Brownell  4/1/11  7:50 pm
Opposition to this Regulation Virginia Voter  4/1/11  7:49 pm
Where is the love? Wade Steenburgh  4/1/11  7:49 pm
Adoption laws Mary Kelly  4/1/11  7:49 pm
Faith Based Adoption Randi Doan  4/1/11  7:48 pm
Children need families Jennifer McCarthy  4/1/11  7:43 pm
Discriminating against faith-based organizations. Ramon Tenorio, member of Grace Gospel Church, Swansea, MA.  4/1/11  7:42 pm
Opposed to new regulations Julie Peetz, Mother of an Adopted Child  4/1/11  7:41 pm
We support this regulation ensuring that more children will have good, loving and healthy homes Janna Constantine  4/1/11  7:41 pm
grave concern about proposed legislation Lyrad Riley MD  4/1/11  7:41 pm
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ? 131] Edgar Doleman  4/1/11  7:41 pm
Attacks on morally centered adoption agencies Alan  4/1/11  7:40 pm
Religious Freedom Anna Schiavone  4/1/11  7:40 pm
Please OPPOSE VAC 40-131-170 Rick Garside, voter  4/1/11  7:39 pm
Concerning Proposed DSS Adoption Agency Regulations Robert and Elizabeth Weeber  4/1/11  7:39 pm
Oppose Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Karin M. Burke, attorney and activist  4/1/11  7:38 pm
Adoption Changes hastings masterson  4/1/11  7:37 pm
Opposed to New Adoption Policy Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.  4/1/11  7:37 pm
adoption by homosexual couples Curtis R Bratcher  4/1/11  7:37 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 discriminates against the child John E Audritsh  4/1/11  7:36 pm
Faith Based agencies should be allowed to keep operating as and under the heading of a faith based a Myra Fazenbaker  4/1/11  7:36 pm
Unfair to children Beverly Liberman  4/1/11  7:34 pm
Christian? Not so much. Jo Anne Paul  4/1/11  7:34 pm
Christian? Not so much. Jo Anne Paul  4/1/11  7:33 pm
Don't hurt needy children Sharon Sulikowski, Private Citizen  4/1/11  7:33 pm
Gay Way & Christian Adoption - NO WAY ! maria  4/1/11  7:33 pm
Do not agree with State Board of Social Services Joseph Marion, Resident of Virginia  4/1/11  7:32 pm
Opposition to proposed changes in adoption law Martha Gabriel  4/1/11  7:32 pm
Forcing Faith-Based Agencies out of business Justin Blicks  4/1/11  7:31 pm
Adoption placement Joan Liut  4/1/11  7:31 pm
I am a Virginian Gary Byrne  4/1/11  7:30 pm
Do Not Force Your Homosexual Worldview on the rest of us Joe Lyon  4/1/11  7:28 pm
Adoption David W Hamel  4/1/11  7:27 pm
Don't muzzle morals, especially by bypassing Virginia Code Matthew G. von Hobe  4/1/11  7:26 pm
In Opposition to New Regulations for Adoption Agencies Kelly Wakelin  4/1/11  7:26 pm
adoptions Jim Ollie  4/1/11  7:24 pm
Foottrans1@hotmail.com Foottrans1@hotmail.com  4/1/11  7:24 pm
Biblical nuclear family Jared Bristol, retired  4/1/11  7:23 pm
mazed@verizon.net Jenn C  4/1/11  7:21 pm
Virginia regulation of Christian agencies KATRINA O'NEILL  4/1/11  7:20 pm
22 VAC 40-131-170(B) E.R.THOMAS  4/1/11  7:20 pm
Don't Discriminate Against Christian Organizations Bud Sempsrott  4/1/11  7:20 pm
Adoption Agencies Vern Fisher  4/1/11  7:20 pm
Do what's best for children, not adults. Betsy Kerekes  4/1/11  7:18 pm
adoption policy change by Dept. of Social Services Margaret A. Gregory  4/1/11  7:18 pm
Proposed Change to Licensing Requirements Ellen Ayers  4/1/11  7:17 pm
Is this constitutional??? P. Schoder  4/1/11  7:17 pm
Regulatory Overreach David Kruegel  4/1/11  7:17 pm
This country was founded on religious freedom. Grace  4/1/11  7:16 pm
mndate equal treatment for gay people and gay families in adoption Eric Steidinger Ward  4/1/11  7:16 pm
adoption discrimination lupe gwiazdowski  4/1/11  7:16 pm
Adoption Karen Andrade  4/1/11  7:15 pm
Please preserve faith-based adoption. Trey Stanford  4/1/11  7:14 pm
This is past ridiculous Paul Chamberlain  4/1/11  7:14 pm
NO on Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170! Jim Trear  4/1/11  7:13 pm
Dept. of Social & Health Services in regard to Adoption Les & Landra Skelly  4/1/11  7:13 pm
Do not force churches/faith-based agencies to violate their consciences and moral beliefs Jeff Shawver  4/1/11  7:11 pm
STOP Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Sheila McKnight  4/1/11  7:10 pm
Opposed: Why oppress private adoption agencies? Bill Powell  4/1/11  7:10 pm
I oppose Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Steven Joerger  4/1/11  7:10 pm
Oppose S.R.  4/1/11  7:09 pm
Adoption regulation Patrick Mc Enerney  4/1/11  7:09 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 - sexual orientation M Gedeon  4/1/11  7:07 pm
Prejudices against families of faith Cynthia C. Moyers  4/1/11  7:07 pm
Adoption and foster care regulation Ken Siemens  4/1/11  7:06 pm
This is outrageous R. Gibbs  4/1/11  7:06 pm
I oppose this regulation Kathleen  4/1/11  7:06 pm
Discrimination against adoptive parents who hold historic Judeo-Christian values Raymond J Leaf  4/1/11  7:05 pm
Don't give in to fundamentalists of any stripe John Kelly, Jeffersonians for Justice  4/1/11  7:04 pm
Virginia Adoption Policy Rosetta M  4/1/11  7:04 pm
adoption agency changes Earl Hawkes  4/1/11  7:03 pm
One Man, One Woman Hershel Bigham  4/1/11  7:02 pm
Opposed Virginia Resident/Adoptive Parent  4/1/11  7:02 pm
Only Bisexuals should be allowed to adopt Richard Goesinya  4/1/11  7:02 pm
Objection to proposed new regulations Len Rusciani  4/1/11  7:01 pm
Proposed 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Jacquelyn I Kruse  4/1/11  7:01 pm
Children NEED a mother and a father!!!! Sandy Murphy  4/1/11  7:01 pm
Homosexual adoption Evelyn L. Robertson  4/1/11  7:00 pm
Glenn Beck's wife had an abortion Ahard Eghrection  4/1/11  7:00 pm
Christian adoption Kevin Mooney  4/1/11  6:59 pm
Remove the referral to "sexual orientation" which can harm children, okay Robert Koomans, Uniting God Believers  4/1/11  6:58 pm
private adoption agencies rights of religous convictions dan judge  4/1/11  6:57 pm
I am opposed to 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Marguerite Palizzi  4/1/11  6:56 pm
Adoption by same sex couples Michelle  4/1/11  6:56 pm
Children need loving homes and sexual orientation doesn't matter. Care of children trumps bigotry. Jennifer White  4/1/11  6:54 pm
Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 R. Scott Turicchi  4/1/11  6:52 pm
This is a bad idea VA resident  4/1/11  6:52 pm
Beyond comprehension.... Ron Cottle, Recovery International  4/1/11  6:52 pm
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ? 131] Jim McLean  4/1/11  6:52 pm
Adoption and Foster care Dr. Francis Bane  4/1/11  6:51 pm
22 VAC 40-131-170 Ellen M. Butler  4/1/11  6:51 pm
Freedom of Conscience Jessica Wheeler  4/1/11  6:51 pm
Wrong direction- please preserve some moral values for children. Homosexuality is a sin. End. Greg Ahlemann  4/1/11  6:51 pm
Cruel Adapotion Restrictions Steve Idzik, EOL Respect Life Committee  4/1/11  6:50 pm
OPPOSING PRO-GAY ADOPTION Amanda DuBose  4/1/11  6:50 pm
leave private adoption agencies alone!!! Sharice Rascoe  4/1/11  6:49 pm
I support this change, with nuance Martin MacKerel  4/1/11  6:48 pm
Legislated non-morality George Elrod  4/1/11  6:48 pm
Proponent Rev. Rachel Clein-Cunningham  4/1/11  6:48 pm
Adoption Agency Proposed Regulation D.W.Welsh  4/1/11  6:48 pm
Protect God fearing agencies in VA Now Joshua Lieder  4/1/11  6:48 pm
Please don't force Christian agencies to close Jennifer P.  4/1/11  6:47 pm
Adoption rules Kathleen Jones  4/1/11  6:47 pm
Christian Adaption Agencies MUST be protected! Charle Metzenberg  4/1/11  6:46 pm
adopt house wife  4/1/11  6:46 pm
The Course of Sense Seems Lost Brad Hodges  4/1/11  6:45 pm
NO to regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B). Mrs. Nicole A. Robinson  4/1/11  6:45 pm
proposed Social Service Adoption Standards Dorothea Edsall  4/1/11  6:43 pm
Opposition to 22VAC 40-131-170B Edwin Hendrix, Adoptive Dad  4/1/11  6:43 pm
Against the proposal to force faith based adoption organizations to orchestrate homosexual adoptions Jennifer Watkins  4/1/11  6:43 pm
Regulatory Action involving lifting any restrictions on child placement Kristin Harrison  4/1/11  6:43 pm
Child placement Debra Walker  4/1/11  6:42 pm
Protect Christian adoption agencies. (fixed typographical errors) Andy Breglia  4/1/11  6:42 pm
Do not pass this bill. Teresa Buoninfante  4/1/11  6:42 pm
Opposition to New Proposed Standards Maria  4/1/11  6:42 pm
Healthy foster families are good for foster children Frank Bulk  4/1/11  6:41 pm
Adoption should not be restricted by sexual orientation Hugh Eckert  4/1/11  6:41 pm
Opposition to the new wording additions to adoption codes Dawn Rolando - adoptive parent  4/1/11  6:41 pm
Oppose new Viginia regulation on adoption Norman T Erekson  4/1/11  6:38 pm
Please make children your priority Louantha Kerr  4/1/11  6:37 pm
Do not discriminate against faith based adoption agencies Brady Whatley  4/1/11  6:36 pm
Protect Christian adoption agencies. Andy Breglia  4/1/11  6:35 pm
Proposal Number 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) by the Virginia Department of Social Services Joyce Thomas  4/1/11  6:35 pm
Oppose 22VAC40-131-170 Part B Kristina Picha  4/1/11  6:35 pm
Adoption Mr. & Mrs. Dean Shaffer  4/1/11  6:34 pm
Don't throw out Christian Adoption Agencies Charla Gardner  4/1/11  6:34 pm
keep faith-based family services Denisa Myrick  4/1/11  6:33 pm
Against new proposed regulations on faith based adoption agencies Jane Greenwood  4/1/11  6:32 pm
Proposed Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) is deeply problematic Andrew Olson  4/1/11  6:32 pm
Good Parents is the ONLY qualification needed. T Andrew  4/1/11  6:30 pm
Adoption by Homosexuals Mary Ellen Roemer  4/1/11  6:29 pm
Adoption should be about the needs and best interests of children, not rights of adults Kathleen Crank-Protect Marriage MD  4/1/11  6:29 pm
Please respect faith-based adoption agencies Pat Tyma  4/1/11  6:29 pm
Adoption Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt  4/1/11  6:29 pm
Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Private Citizen  4/1/11  6:29 pm
Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 Private Citizen  4/1/11  6:29 pm
Christian Adoption agencies Carol Brown  4/1/11  6:28 pm
Opposed. CV  4/1/11  6:27 pm
Same-sex adoption Andrew Boulton  4/1/11  6:27 pm
Against Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Morgan Tanner  4/1/11  6:25 pm
Christian Adoption Agencies Roger Brown  4/1/11  6:25 pm
Don't adopt this regulation! Kelley Way  4/1/11  6:25 pm
Prohibition of Private Adoption Agencies from Making Placement Decisions based on Sexual Orientation Anthony Restivo  4/1/11  6:21 pm
Concerning Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies Julianne Wiley  4/1/11  6:21 pm
I Appose Regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B) Kristyn Phipps  4/1/11  6:13 pm
Christian Adoption agencies Carol Brown  4/1/11  6:13 pm
Opposition to the new wording additions to adoption codes Dawn Rolando - adoptive parent  4/1/11  6:13 pm
Christian Adoption agencies Carol Brown  4/1/11  6:12 pm
So does a (perceived) SIN prevent you from adopting now? Stop Hypocrisy Now  4/1/11  6:12 pm
So does a (perceived) SIN prevent you from adopting now? Stop Hypocrisy Now  4/1/11  6:12 pm
REGS ON HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION George Davis  4/1/11  6:12 pm
So does a (perceived) SIN prevent you from adopting now? Stop Hypocrisy Now  4/1/11  6:12 pm
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