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  6:45 pm
Commenter: Brad Hodges

The Course of Sense Seems Lost

It is unconscionable that you impact children who desperately need love and nourishing care by forcing religious foster care and adoption agencies out of business. What is your agenda here; providing children with loving support or giving in to other agenda that could not possibly be in the interest of these children? If an agency gives this loving care by providing strong role model parents for them, they should be praised and held up, not rejected by the state of Virginia.

 Any other message is completely destructive and the state of Virginia Social Services has no right to impose their own brand of morality on people who seek to bring needy children into their fold of love and strong religious identity.

 These are the neediest children in the state and deserve to be embraced by loving potential foster and adoptive parents.

 It is a shame on the state of government in Virginia to consider anything less than the needs of the children first.

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