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  4:56 pm
Commenter: Gina Olivera

I Oppose regulation to require adoption agencies to process applications of homosexual couples

I am writing to oppose this requirement which would require agencies to accept homosexual couples as appropriate parents for foster and adoptable children.  There is little question that the most heathy environment in which to raise a child is in a tradition family with a mother and father.  If this regulation were to pass, many of the largest organizations that provide adoption services would be prohibited from continuing this most important work.  How does that serve the Commonwealth's children in need of adoption? 

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