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  9:31 pm
Commenter: judy

ALL religious freedoms should be respected and protected

Christian adoption agencies provide a much needed service in placing children. There are plenty of avenues for adoptive parents to go through and the right of Christian adoption agencies should be respected as well as protected. It is despicable that government agencies across the country are trying to redefine a family solely for political favor. Since when are we, THE PEOPLE, not allowed to uphold and protect OUR religious beliefs and family values. If you don't share the same values and principles of a particular religion, you are free to pursue avenues which line up more with your particular belief system. Please stop trying to legislate what religious beliefs are acceptable in the name of "political correctness". Please respect that Americans have a right to uphold and defend the traditional American family as well as their religious beliefs.  

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