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  8:55 pm
Commenter: Another Virginia Resident

preserve faith based adoption agencies

I'm troubled that the Commonwealth would undermine faith-based agencies in this way.  

I know several gay couples who are parenting children, some via adoption.  There are MANY agencies that help place kids in homes, and gay couples have many alternatives if they are determined to become parents.  

DO NOT compel faith-based agencies to transgress deeply-held moral values and religious beliefs by requiring them to take all comers.

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