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  10:43 pm
Commenter: Erma Cox

Adoption Rule Changes

Please do not change the rules for adoption.  Children need parents of both genders to develop normally and flourish.  In homes of same sex couples confusion can only be the outcome.   Children in need of homes have already been compromised.  Do not compound the stress of relocation and adjustment with lifestyles that only add more.  In addition, it is unthinkable to require that faith-based adoption agencies would be compelled to accept lifestyles that are held to be immoral  and harmful.  Who are we serving when it comes to this issue---children or adults?!!!   I believe the answer is quite clear.

Thank you for your time.  

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