Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Action Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2011
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3/31/11  1:05 pm
Commenter: Bob Lanier

Adoption Qualifications

In adoptions, gender covers a qualification. Sexual preference seems to be pushing an agenda that should not come up in an adoption situation. Someone wanted to adopt a person to have sex with should disqualify them from adoption. Sexual preference seems covered under gender.

Religion also goes too far. Seperation of Church and State seems to control that. There really is no place for delving into into a person's beliefs. They are qualified or not based on our normal qualifications which has worked well for years.

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