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  3:23 pm
Commenter: John and Donna Rossi, voting residents of Fairfax County, Virginia

Stong opposition to 22VAC40-131-170B (re: adoptive parents)

We strongly oppose forcing faith-based adoption organizations to act contrary to their religious beliefs, as stated in this proposal, specifically:

The licensee shall prohibit acts of discrimination based on ... sexual status to: 

1.   Delay or deny a child’s placement; or

2.   Deny an individual the opportunity to apply to become a foster or adoptive parent.


Do not approve this proposal.

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