|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
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.