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  8:52 am
Commenter: Debra Mayer

VA Social Services Proposed Standards Would Force Closure Catholic Charities Adoption Services

This clearly violates freedom of religion. It isn't just sexual orientation,  but marriage and faith.  Catholic Charities should be able to require adoptive couples to be married and practicing faith -- even if not Catholic faith.


Both of these elements are statiscially proven as important ingredients for the mental and physical health of a child. In adoptive services, it is the welfare of the child we are concerned with, not alleged rights of individual expression of an adult. A baby is not a commercial product sold for the vanity of a consumer!

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