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  9:35 pm
Commenter: Barbara Rice

Religious Freedom and Private Adoption Agencies

The proposed change in social services regulations will require faith based adoption agencies to process applications of people who are openly defying the religious beliefs of the the organization and its sponsoring church (same sex couples).  The government needs to respect this religious freedom.

Please vote no on proposed regulation 22 VAC 40-131-170(B).


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