|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
In a country that prides itself on freedom, State and Federal governments seem to be doing their best to limit individual and corporate freedoms. When Catholics or Catholic organizations (or other Christians of conscience) are no longer allowed to practice according to their beliefs, one of the foundational principles of our nation will be made as naught. This is a travesty in itself and a disrespect to the state of VIrginia and the United States. A decision to force government policieson Catholic (or other similar) adoption agencies disrespects the ideals and history of both the State and Nation, and the conscience and principles of the agencies and staffers. Please reconsider the proposed changes in Virginia's Social Services policies, and allow for organizations and individuals to practice their faith in freedom.