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  9:44 pm
Commenter: Kelly White

Opposed to New Regulation

A law or regulation's attempt to please all, at the expense of what is in the best interest of those it seeks to protect, is foolish, and counterproductive. If the beneficiaries of the law are children, every effort must be made to give to those children the best that can be given. There are kind people who practice homosexuality, but we can't make the mistake of trying to appease those who want their status defended at the expense of a child whose greatest need is a loving, solid, two-parent family with good mother and father role models.  Yes, family models have changed, as has society. Greatly. And the change in family structure and the resulting morality over the past 50 years is not in a direction that our nation can feel good about.  The minimum we should give kids who already have needs is a stable family that is best suited to enable them to become healthy adults -- physically, emotionally, sociologically.  People may not like the traditional model, but it's what grows strong families, and citizens.

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