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9/18/11  1:38 pm
Commenter: Vanessa Vickers, VA Resident

End discrimination by Virginia Adoption Agencies
 
Please vote to end discrimination by Virginia Adoption Agencies. No one should be discriminated against for any reason, especially when they are willing to open their hearts and their homes to help children in need. I want the State Board of Social Services to understand that I believe the following:
 
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.
CommentID: 18533