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9/22/11  9:25 pm
Commenter: Jeremy Speck

Adoption Agencies Servicing the State Should Not Discriminate
Please Don't Allow Adoption Agencies to Discriminate
  • There is no evidence that gender, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or family status has anything to do with the fitness of a prospective parent to care for a child.

  • More adoptive parents are always needed, but discrimination eliminates many stable, loving individuals from the pool of adoptive parents.

  • Screening prospective adoptive parents and placing children is a fundamentally governmental function.  Private agencies should not be allowed to discriminate when they are acting for the state.

CommentID: 18874