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10/11/11  9:32 pm
Commenter: Henry M. Wentz

Preserve Faith based Adoptions

While I do not live in your state, I am proud and privileged to be the grandfather

of two beautiful girls who were adopted through one of the Faith based agencies in your state.   I respectfully request that you  reconsider your decision to ban Faith based adoption services from choosing not to allow adoption to non-tradional families. 

Faith based organizations should have the latitude to place children in homes with a belief system that does not contradict the traditional values they represent.  Your decision to force Faith based adoption agencies to place children in homosexual or lesbian homes runs counter the the core beliefs of these agencies.  If these decisions stand many of the homes will be forced to close, therby putting a greater burgen on the state system.

My prayer is that you will reconsider the adverse unintended consequences of your actions.


Henry Wentz



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