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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4/1/11  8:01 am
Commenter: amy whittaker

adoption regulation changes

I am concerned with the new effort to include sexual orientation in the process for determining placement of children. Mandating that Christian organizations must review and consider same sec couples as prospective parents is only going to hinder the process of placement and hurt the children in the end. Christian denominations are against same sex couples due the fact that marriage is only valid between a man and a woman for the true sense of what family is and how families are generated. Same sex couples cannot achieve the same ends as a man and a woman and therefore, are not truly married. Making this issue a part of your agenda for placement of children will only tangle up the process in red tape and divisions. It is a fundamental cornerstone of the faith to protect the family and to defend the truth and to put Christian organizations into a category that infers they are participating in a hate crime for not endorsing homosexual unions and families is simply a hate crime in itself.  The federal government cannot force religious demonination to adopt the belief that same sex couples are the same as the union between a man and a woman. Saying it does not make it matter how many times it is said. It is not the same. Period. Think of the children you are trying to help and leave politics to the politicians.

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