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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3/29/11  2:48 pm
Commenter: Ryan Hanlon, America World Adoption

Family Status

The proposed regulations say that a licensee cannot discriminate based upon family status.  That seems like too broad of a regulation to put on social workers/agencies.  I think it would be wholly inappropriate to do a family assessment and not be allowed to consider family status as part of a determination for a child placement.  I can imagine many scenarios when a single individual may not be qualified for the same placement as a couple due to the ages, specials needs and number of children being placed. 



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