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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4/1/11  11:37 am
Commenter: Werner A. Lind

Proposed new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies

In my opinion, the proposed addition of "sexual orientation" to the list of categories that private adoption agencies cannot consider in making child placement decisions would be disastrously bad public policy.  A considerable body of scientific data shows that children are best socialized when they're raised in a home with two opposite-sex parents.  For whatever reason, this proposal chooses to ignore that.  It would also be very dubious that any state agency has the legal authority to impose such a requirement administratively.

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