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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 Ends 4/1/2011
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4/1/11  5:54 pm
Commenter: Rebecca O'Keefe

Proposed Regulations concerning adoption and foster care

Please do not discriminate against faith-based organizations, and by extension, children who desperately need a loving home.  I have to say that I can not believe the wording of this regulation: 

"[Private adoption agencies] shall prohibit acts of discrimination based on . . . sexual orientation, disability or family status to:

1. Delay or deny a child's placement; or
2. Deny an individual the opportunity to apply to become a foster or adoptive parent."

So the state is now telling private faith-based adoption agencies what they can and cannot do in terms of their own deeply held, time-honored sexual morality?  Our founding Virginia fathers must be rolling in their graves.   

Thank you for allowing me to comment on this page.



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