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10/6/11  3:35 pm
Commenter: Jacob Wittenauer

Regulations prohibiting adoption agencies from discriminating


My name is Jacob Wittenauer and I am a voter living in Virginia. I am asking the Virginia State Board of Social Services to approve regulations prohibiting adoption agencies from discriminating against prospective adoptive parents based on gender, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or family status. With more than 1,000 children waiting to be adopted in Virginia, decisions about prospective parents should not be based on discriminatory factors unrelated to good parenting, but should be based on the best interest of the child. This should also apply to private agencies acting for the state.

As a resident of Virginia and a future adoptive parent, please approve these regulations.


Jacob Wittenauer

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