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
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
4/1/11  10:06 pm
Commenter: Robin Sowell

Proposed new regulations for adoption organization unfair!

Putting the proposed new regulations in place for private adoption organizations is unfair, and a violation of their rights.  There will always be adoption agencies available to those who wish to adopt, regardless of their lifestyle and place in life.  But adoption agencies who oppose placing children in homosexual or lesbian environments  because of their beliefs, should NEVER be forced to go against their convictions, just to offer more choices.

These new regulations are out of place, and unnecessary.  Please do not penalize those who are just trying to provide homes for those who need them, within their convictions.  This is a free country, and a company or organization should not be mandated by government to abide by rules that contradict their first amendment rights, or their right to protect and operate under their religious convictions.

CommentID: 17273