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  5:22 pm
Commenter: Jeff Stevens, citizen

Concerns regarding the changes to adoption agency licensing requirements

I am concerned over the changes to adoption agency licensing requirements.  It seems to me that it is not the role of our government at any level to prevent an agency from requiring above and beyond the standards necessary for the health and well being of a child.  If a religious or any other organization wishes to implement additional standards, they should be welcome to do so, including religious tests or lifestyle tests.  

I oppose the proposed change to such licensing requirements.  

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