|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
There are currently privately owned and operated religious adoption agencies in Virginia. These agencies perform adoption services for people and children with strong religious identities. The service that they perform is beneficial to the state of Virginia. Adoption agencies have been forced to close their doors in other states where they were asked to operate in a manner that is contrary to their religious beliefs. Please do not cause the same to happen in Virginia. Thank you.