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  5:53 pm
Commenter: Steven McClellan

Forcing Private Agencies Into the Same Mold? I Don't Think So.

Private foster care and adoption agencies should be able to decide their own criteria when placing children with families.  Adopt new standards?  Please.  A private agency deserves to say yes or no to a family based on its own criteria that it feels is important.  Not every agency is going to hold to the same ideals for child placement.  Please don't force them to adopt someone else's criteria.

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