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10/6/11  6:32 pm
Commenter: Becky Daiss, Self

Prohibit Discrimination Against Adoptive Parents


I don't understand why this is even an issue.  What's to consider on whether to approve regulations prohibiting adoption agencies from discriminating against prospective adoptive parents based on gender, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or family status. The answer is an unqualified yes - approve these regulations

I am a voter living in Virginia. All children deserve a loving, forever family. Currently, there are more than 1,000 children waiting to be adopted in Virginia. Decisions about prospective parents should be based on the best interest of the child, not on discriminatory factors 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.


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