|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ended on 4/1/2011|
As the "adopted father" of two wonderful children, I worked through a Christian adoption agency for both adoptions, I plead that you don't hurt needy children by driving religious foster care and adoption agencies out of business. If an agency provides good parents for children, they should be embraced, not rejected by the state of Virginia.
The message of exclusion you will send to children with strong religious identities, as well as to potential foster andis unconscionable and destructive.
Thehas no right to impose this strange new morality on other people, to the detriment of the neediest children in our state.