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  2:24 pm
Commenter: Isha R. Youhas

Opposition to Proposed Regulation

I strongly oppose any regulation that would make adoption service providers choose between their conscience and this regulation. This is a direct attack on religious liberties and violates the strong support for traditional marriage that was shown in the referendum in 2006.  Sociologists have consistenly found that children have the best possibilities for good outcomes when raised by a mother and father in a traditional marriage. 

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