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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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9/13/11  8:23 pm
Commenter: J. Scott Thompson

Children First, Discrimination Last

As a parent and as a Christian, I believe each child's life is invaluable. As a society, we should do our best to provide a loving, nurturing environment for every child. I agree with Equality Virginia that the new regulations should be made with the following considerations in mind.


  1. The best interests of the child should be the sole factor in deciding whether a child should be placed with a prospective foster care or adoptive parent or parents
  2. State-licensed child placing agencies should not be allowed to discriminate against children or prospective parents based on race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability and family status
  3. The State Board of Social Services should restore to the final rules the protections against such discrimination included in the proposed rules.


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