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  12:58 pm
Commenter: Francine Orr

I strongly object to 22 VAC 40-131-170(B)! We must allow for freedom of conscience.

I am strongly opposed to this proposed regulation.  You must allow private adoption agencies to not  go against their consciences in this matter.  Ultimately, if this goes through, faith- based agencies who place children in families will be forced to close down rather than violate their consciences.  Who will this ultimately hurt?  The children.  Please don't let children be the victims of a political agenda.

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