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  2:29 pm
Commenter: Joyce Allen

Freedom of religion must allow church sponsored adoption agencies the right to place children in accordance with the beliefs of the church.   The regulatory process must not override this very basic freedom.  Remove the provision that requires that sexual orientation be ignored in the adoption process.  

CommentID: 16645