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  9:10 pm
Commenter: MaryAnn B.

faith based adoption

Don't hurt needy children by driving religious foster care and adoption agencies out of business. If an agency provides good parents for children, they should be embraced, not rejected by the state of Virginia.It is well documented that children do best in a two parent home. Children learn different things from their MOTHERS and FATHERS.  Religious institutions have been a bedrock in placing children into loving, faith based homes. The message of exclusion you will send to children with strong religious identities, as well as to potential foster and adoptive parents is unconscionable and destructive. Their are those people, a majority, who still believe in traditional morals and values.The state of Virginia Social Services has no right to impose this strange new morality on other people, to the detriment of the neediest children in our state. That is the ultimate of intolerance.

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