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  5:28 pm
Commenter: Lorana Dexter

Please don't bar religious organizations and individuals from the adoption process

If you make sexual orientation an invalid reason for refusing an adoption, then you will in effect putting all religious organizations who currently run adoption agencies will no longer be allowed to operate, because forcing them to allow gay or transgendered couples to adopt their children is religiously impossible for them.  It isn't right, and is an infringement on their right to practice their religion freely.  

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