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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  5:55 pm
Commenter: Agnes E. Bayer, CPNP, FCPI

Don't repeat the Boston Tragedy

Please do not restrict or limit adoption agencies that will not place any child in a family with two Moms or two Dads. I think the words of 7 year old Michael W. explain the issue perfectly:

" When Mom gives me a hug it feels warm and soft. When Dad gives me a hug it feels strong and firm. And I like both, and I need both..... Daddy, I see your hugs like a part of a circle and I see Mom's hugs like another part of the circle; and together they make a whole circle."

Please listen to the wisdom of children. They know they need a father and a mother to raise them.

End of story. Thanks for listening and preventing the closing of yet more adoption agencies that act according to their religious beliefs.

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