Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
 
Board
State Board of Social Services
 
chapter
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 Ends 4/1/2011
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4/1/11  7:25 am
Commenter: Christine Spengler

22VAC40-131-170 Part B
 

I strongly oppose the action (22VAC40-131-170 Part B) to put in place minimum standards for child adoption agencies that includes in the wording "The licensee shall prohibit acts of discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disbaility or family status..." This would restrict the Catholic Church from adhering to the teachings of the Church... limiting our freedom to practice our faith.  Ultimately the Catholic agencies would have to pull out of adoptions.

CommentID: 16463