|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
I am writing to express opposition to the proposed Virginia Social Services regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170 (B). It requires a Licensed Private Child Placing Agency to accept any individual who applies to become a foster or adoptive parent regardless of whether that individual shares the agency's religiious and moral beliefs.
Agencies that do not comply would be in danger of losing their license. This is a clear violation of the First Amendment provision that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Let's stand for freedom.