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9/12/11  1:57 pm
Commenter: Daniel Jason

Antidiscrimination Protections

Restore to the final rules all of the protections against discriination that were in the proposed rules.

Do not forget that the best interests of the child always come first.  State licensed agencies must put the interest of the child above their own religious, political or personal beliefs and agendas.

Faith-based agencies voluntarily seek State licensing to conduct adoption placements.  No one is making them seek this licensing, or requiring them to arrange adoptions.  If they wish to be doing so, they must assure that their priorities are in order.  Their priority is to find a placement in the best interest of the child, not to promote a religious or political agenda, or decide which loving and generous parents should be excluded from raising adopted children based on those loving parents' gender or religion.

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