Give children a loving home without discrimination
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
The State Board of Social Services should restore to the final rules the protections against such discrimination included in the proposed rules.
A same-sex couple should never be denied the right to give a child a loving home based on their sexuality, especially when the alternative for the child is continued foster/orphanage residence or adoption by a less-qualified heterosexual couple.