|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to you today to request that you NOT approve the proposed Social Service Adoption Standards. These standards as proposed would force closure of the Catholic Charities Adoption Services and other similar religious adoption service programs. By forcing the closure of these faith-based adoption services, the Department of Social Services would directly hurt those that it is entrusted to serve. Furthermore, these proposed standards are in direct CONFLICT with the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. Again, please do NOT approve the proposed Social Service Adoption Standards.
Thank you for your consideration. Gratefully, Paula Hugo