Please allow all Virginias who can provide a good home, lots of love and support and a wonderful life for children needing adoption. It is about the kids and potential adoptive parents should not be discriminated against, regardless of race, religion and most of all sexual orientation. There are many who can provide a great life for these kids and discriminating against thim wrong on all counts.
Please consider this plea when considering a change to the legislation/rules.
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.