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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3/30/11  11:15 pm
Commenter: Abigail Shaw


In regards to the proposed changes in the faith based adoptions agencies, I feel the change would negatively impact the adoption process if an agency were forced to accept all applicants.  My chiltd was born into a Christian environment and raised in a Christian orphanage.  Ideally, it made her transition much easier.  I feel that choosing an agency is a free choice, and I choose a faith based organization that allows me to feel comfortable with a full range of emotions with adoption and the counseling that is needed.  Please allow me to continue this.

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