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  5:32 pm
Commenter: Candice Warfield

religious freedom

It is absolutely contrary to religious freedom to require private adoption agences to place children in an environment contrary to that agencies religious beliefs.  The agency cannot be accused of discrimination because a sexual relationship between two men or two women differs in type and kind from a sexual relationship between a man and a woman united in marriage.  It is not up to the state to require what types of couples a PRIVATE adoption agency sees fit to place it's children with.

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