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  10:28 pm
Commenter: PW


Christian / Catholic faith based adoption services and agencies should be pemitted to provide humanitarian service consistent with their religious doctrine and convictions without fearing pressure from their government to be labeled discriminatory or bigotted if the government disagrees.  Convictions rooted in the Judeao-Christian tradition of loving and selflessly serving others in need consistent with reasonable, positive and edifying Biblcal standards and values should not be redefined by the government as unexceptable and in need of government oversight.

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