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9/24/11  11:01 pm
Commenter: Brian Lutenegger

Adoption Regulations

I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed adoption regulations:

  • 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.


Brian Lutenegger
Arlington, VA

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