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  8:30 pm
Commenter: Erica Harper

Protect religious institutions

We need to protect our religious institutions from having to do things that are against their beliefs.    If Christian Adoption Agencies are required to deal with Gay adoptions, then it is like asking Muslims to do things against the Koran and Mormons things against the book of Mormon,  Jews against the Torah.

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 and adoptive parents is unconscionable and destructive.

The state of Virginia Social Services has no right to impose this strange new morality on other people, to the detriment of the neediest children in our state.


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