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  9:57 pm
Commenter: Jane Hamilton

A child deserves a mother and a father.

      I am opposed to proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B).

      It is hoped that everyone concerned with the adoption of a child would want to put the child's welfare first.  Men and women are not interchangeable in the distinct contributions they each make in the development of a child.  Same sex adoption would remove the essential presence of a mother or a father.  It would be a great disservice to a child not to have the opportunity to grow up with a closely united experience to both genders.  Ideally, a child should be raised with both a mother and a father.

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