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10/6/11  5:51 pm
Commenter: Tim Janes

Eliminate discrimination from adoption regulations!

I am a voter living in Virginia.  There are so many children in Virginia waiting to be adopted (over 1,000) and every one of them deserve a loving, forever family.  A loving family can take many forms, and decisions about prospective parents should be based on the best interests of the child, not on discriminatory factors that are unrelated to good parenting.

When agencies act in the stead of the state, they should be bound by principals of non-discrimination even if they are private agencies.

I urge you to focus on the factors that make a difference, and remove discrimination from our adoption regulations.

Thank you.

Tim Janes

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