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  9:32 pm
Commenter: Jeanne Hamilton

oppose changing adoption standards

Please do not discriminate against religious adoption agencies that must first follow the tenets of of their religion in adoption placement.   There are certainly plenty of organizations that will adopt out to homosexual couples.  However, for religion to mean anything, its laws and tenets need to be obeyed.  You would be doing taxpayers and children a great disservice by not allowing faith-based adoption agencies the ability to place children in homes that meet their faith-based standards.

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