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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3/31/11  5:09 pm
Commenter: Catherine Crabill

No Expanding Adoption Language to Include Sexual Orientation or Abet Religious Discrimination

The 1st Amendment Rights of all Americans to Freedom of Religion is of Paramount importance. Allowing 'sexual orientation' to be added to the list of those eligible to adopt or foster parent betrays the best interest of each and every child and the Faith Based Agencies that place them.

More specifically, the lives of children already enduring the vulnerability of the adoption process should not be offered up on the sacrificial alter of social experimentation to satisfy the gay, transgendered, lesbian, transsexual, bisexual, etc, 'communities'. To do so endangers not only the children foisted into these unnatural relational situations, but the Faith Based organizations who provide for them.

CommentID: 16397