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  11:28 am
Commenter: Lucy McVicker

I oppose the proposed language of 22 VAC 40-131-170

Dear Sir / Ma'am:

I am proud to live in Virginia - a commonwealth that understands the rights of the people and the the proposed language that is being held for consideration is a direct attack on our Constitutional right to have free exercise of religion. If this passes, faith based adoption agencies will not be able to operate and children will not have all the opportunities currently before them to be placed in a loving family. Further, faith-based organizations are some of the biggest organizations working to ensure children have this opportunity. To ultimately shut them down because of the special interest of a few is myopic and will do significantly more harm than good.

Do not pass this language. I oppose the proposed language of 22 VAC 40-131-170.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or would like to discuss this matter further. I will be following this matter closely. Thank you.

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