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  10:32 pm
Commenter: Stacey Luetmer, MD

Oppose legislation - you will force many out of the business!

Please do not pass this legislation which will take the rights of a private organization and impose outside standards upon them.  This will effectively take many charitable organizations out of the foster and adoption business - because this legislation will not impose new standards that they can follow.  They will be unable to follow the new law in good conscience - and thus will be forced by you to give up that service.  The only people this will hurt are the children - who will not have an agency to help place them.  You will hurt these innocent children by making a law to appease a minority.  Surely there are some organizations that will place with same sex couples.  So why force it on all of them???  The law to appease a few - will hurt many.

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