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  5:24 pm
Commenter: Alison Davis

Concerning Religious Foster Care and Adoption Agencies

This is really silly and a form of Socialism. Now when did we become this again?  It is a business with it's own standards of what they consider acceptable morally for foster and adoption parents. They are held to a higher standard and checked more thouroughly so this is something you really should promote more in the state adoption and foster care. I am a youth worker and so many of my kids that have been in foster care were sexually, mentally, or physically abused. This is unacceptable. Instead of trying to hinder a group that is reaching for better, why not try to step up to their level.  I am sorry they did not pass, but it is for a good reason such as not being able to afford a child to moral issues. This is why this organization was formed, there are planty of other adoption agencies to go through that do not have as a high a standard sadly.  It is called the real world and somethimes not everything can be equal. No one is created will all the same talents, likes, screw ups, so why should we expect the business world to be. There are many other injustices that are happening that actually deserve this attention. Please focus on the imperative.


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