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9/18/11  2:45 pm
Commenter: Melinda Baumann

Protect against discrimination

Good People,

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.

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.

Therefore, I ask that the State Board of Social Services restore protections against such discrimination.

Melinda Baumann
Charlottesville, VA

CommentID: 18535