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  3:06 pm
Commenter: Ken Arnold

Put the children first

Children who are being adopted need parents who love them and will do their best for them. Any other consideration is irrelevant. I am glad the rules are written to reflect that, to exclude discrimination of all kinds. That’s the way it should be. Please leave this anti-discrimination clause the way it is. If an agency claims to support children in adoption, they should accept that by acting on behalf of the public, they need to accept that the public doesn’t want discrimination. They will have to decide if their pro-discriminatory dogma is more important than putting children in loving families.

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