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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
 
Board
State Board of Social Services
 
chapter
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  9:09 pm
Commenter: Moira Walsh

do not discriminate against adoption agencies that place children with married couples only
 

Private adoption agencies should be able, for reasons of their best judgment as to the good of children, to set the conditions they see fit as to what constitutes a healthy home for an adopted child.

Note that these are PRIVATE adoption agencies. Private agencies should be able to act for reasons of their own, as long as they are not placing children in abusive situations.

There may be private agencies that want to place children ONLY with homosexual couples, and there may be private agencies that want to place childern ONLY with married couples. They should be free to act as they see fit, as long as they are not placing children in abusive situations.

We should not try to force private agencies to accept a particular political stance.

 

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