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  11:28 pm
Commenter: Wendy Petzel, Family Therapist

not in the best interest of the children

I encourage you to give exclusions to religious organizations or you will be guilty of denying them their religious freedoms rights.  In Massachusettes when Catholic Charities an agency that placed the difficult to place children in homes for over 100 years was forced to adopt to homosexual couples, they had to close their doors because that was against their beliefs.  How many children have been denied homes because of a poor law in the state of Massachusettes.  They believe what  has been believed and acknowledged by all societies until these recent modern day social experiments that children do best with a mother and a father.  They need both role models.  Their very existence acknowledges the reality of the need for a mother and a father.  These are our most vulnerable children and to deny them their basic need for a mother and a father by policy is unconscienable.  I strongly urge you to revoke this policy entirely or at the very least exclude religious organizations from it.

IN Connecticut a young teenager was forced to be adopted to a lesbian couple by the state and she ran away over and over again crying out for a mother and a father.  Please, you are supposed to be taking care of the children not doing "politically" expedient behaviors.

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