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  2:27 pm
Commenter: Mary Bellamy

Nondiscrimination in placement

The proposed rules prohibit agencies from discriminating based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability and family status. I think that this is terrific.  Anyone who would rather discriminate against someone on the basis of any of those factors then place a child in a loving home should get out of the adoption and foster care placement business.

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