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  5:30 pm
Commenter: Susan Keller

Virginia Social Services regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B)

I am writing to express opposition to the proposed Virginia Social Services regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B).  It requires a Licensed Private Child Placing Agency to accept any individual regardless of whether that individual shares the agency's religious and moral beliefs. 

This will basically force any agency to go against their moral standards and thus shut them down!  How is this in the best interest of the child?  So should these agencies accept pedophiles as foster parents? How are you helping the children?

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