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  3:23 pm
Commenter: Andrew P. Hill, Esq.

Adoption of this regulation would be a grave injustice

This proposed regulation is a serious affront to religious liberty and should under no circumstances be adopted by any public agency.  If this regulation is adopted, religiously-affiliated charities (especially ones that espouse traditional views regarding families) will be severely limited in the adoption services they can provide.  Not only would this action violate the religious liberty of these charities in an egregius manner, but the loss of these services to Virginians would be irreplaceable.

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