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  3:44 pm
Commenter: Stacy Ervin

Please DO NOT do this.

Please do not pass these minumum standards.  Disallowing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation would force the closure of faith-based adoption agencies and present the state with a serious shortage of adoption agencies.  How many more mothers will abort their children without these Christian services?  Surely that is not the goal of social services.  It would, I fear, be the result of this action.  Wisdom demands another look at this action and its long-term consequences to both women and children. 


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