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9/14/11  12:20 pm
Commenter: Kathryn Lando

In Support of Private Adoption Agency Rights

I am opposed to tacking onto the Child Protective System regulatory bill  language that would force privately run adoption agencies to accept, as prospective adoptive and foster parents, gay and lesbian couples.  Generally, privately run agencies are just that--private--because they are founded and supported by people who hold to like views and values.  Case in point, to impose on faith based agencies regulations that they feel violate God given laws is like imposing on a Church regulations as to what they can preach.  Private adoption agencies are an asset to our total Child Protective Custody system.  Don't hamper their efforts by denying their right to work within their conscience.

                                                                                                                          Kathryn Lando

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