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Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
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Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
 
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CLOSED     Opened on 9/12/2011 and Ended on 10/11/2011

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Preserve Religious Freedom E. Clarke  10/11/11  11:59 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Stephen Rusinko, jr  10/11/11  11:56 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Victoria Rusinko  10/11/11  11:56 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Beth Hammond  10/11/11  11:56 pm
It isn't discrimination! Sarah  10/11/11  11:55 pm
Children Are More Important Than Hate Brekke Ferguson  10/11/11  11:54 pm
Do not allow discrimination Linda Kemp  10/11/11  11:49 pm
Preserve religious freedom Sue A. Huber  10/11/11  11:47 pm
Child placement regulations Steven H Murden  10/11/11  11:44 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom - Keep the Regulations Kathleen H  10/11/11  11:38 pm
Preserve religious freedom. Jackie Forbus  10/11/11  11:36 pm
Do Not Discriminate Against the Originators of Adoption Services Cathy Marshall, private citizen  10/11/11  11:33 pm
Comment regarding Equality for Foster/Adoptive Parents Sara Snowden, MSW  10/11/11  11:32 pm
Preserve religious freedom Mary H  10/11/11  11:31 pm
Regulations re: Gay Adoption John Marshall  10/11/11  11:24 pm
Respect Religious Freedom Mary R  10/11/11  11:23 pm
It's simply time! Jimmy Collins, Alexandria, Va  10/11/11  11:17 pm
Do Not Discriminate Against the Originators of Adoption Services Cathy Marshall  10/11/11  11:17 pm
Children First Kimberly  10/11/11  11:16 pm
Do Not Discriminate Glenda P  10/11/11  11:13 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Fran Waddell  10/11/11  11:12 pm
Do Not Discriminate Against the Originators of Adoption Services Cathy Marshall  10/11/11  11:11 pm
Gay as John Marshall  10/11/11  11:10 pm
Preserve religious freedom Jenny  10/11/11  11:08 pm
Preserve religious freedom Desiree Day  10/11/11  11:04 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Heather Gragg  10/11/11  10:58 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Dana D.  10/11/11  10:58 pm
Support Nondiscrimination Protections and the child’s best interest Tiara Davis  10/11/11  10:56 pm
Controlling our families, bodies and identities. Salem Acuna  10/11/11  10:55 pm
Dont deny a child Ashley H  10/11/11  10:49 pm
We support The Big Boat Company  10/11/11  10:48 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Sue Bailey  10/11/11  10:47 pm
Gay Adoption Rights William Lipsett  10/11/11  10:47 pm
Faith Based Organizations Must Be Protected Christine  10/11/11  10:45 pm
Preserve religious freedom Edward S. Jones, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington  10/11/11  10:44 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom A Francis Guidarelli  10/11/11  10:43 pm
Support religious freedom Paula and Donald Sisco  10/11/11  10:42 pm
Inclusive Non-Discrimination Rules; Don't allow foster and adoption agencies to discriminate! Lisa Blanton, PROUD Mother of a Gay Son  10/11/11  10:41 pm
Preserve religious freedom Linda Bolognesi  10/11/11  10:38 pm
Preserve religious freedom Joseph Harkins, father & grandfather  10/11/11  10:35 pm
Preserve religious freedom Joseph Harkins, father & grandfather  10/11/11  10:35 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Whitney Moon  10/11/11  10:34 pm
Adoption for Fit Parents Stephen Casto  10/11/11  10:33 pm
Preserve Religious Freedm Kathy Jordan  10/11/11  10:31 pm
Defend Faith-Based Agencies K. Rinaldo  10/11/11  10:29 pm
preserve religious freedom for adoptions, permit people of faith to continue to choose likeminded Kimbra Marble  10/11/11  10:28 pm
Put children first -- do not discriminate Jodi Fisler  10/11/11  10:28 pm
Inclusive Non-Discrimination Rules Jacob Blanton  10/11/11  10:25 pm
PRESERVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Rose M. Alais  10/11/11  10:25 pm
Discrimination does not belong in adoption placement Amy Kirk  10/11/11  10:25 pm
Preserve religious freedom Chris McKenna  10/11/11  10:24 pm
Preserve religious freedom Ellen Hardy  10/11/11  10:20 pm
preserve religious freedom Bernadette O'Brien  10/11/11  10:20 pm
Legistration to Change Adoption Rules Deborah Thrash  10/11/11  10:20 pm
Child Placement R. Fox  10/11/11  10:20 pm
No discrimination in adoptions or foster care! Jon Scher  10/11/11  10:20 pm
joannaw.walker@gmail.com Joanna Walker  10/11/11  10:16 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom! Erin  10/11/11  10:16 pm
Give children what they need - love!!! Kevin  10/11/11  10:15 pm
Anti-discrimination policy should be inclusive! Rosario Carrera  10/11/11  10:14 pm
Non-Discrimination Issue-- Don't Allow Discrimination! James Blanton  10/11/11  10:09 pm
Reject any regulation that discriminates against faith-based child placement agencies Ruby Nicdao  10/11/11  10:09 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Patricia Lawton  10/11/11  10:08 pm
preserve religious freedom! Bernadette O'Brien  10/11/11  10:06 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Linda Roberts  10/11/11  10:05 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Barbie Wallace  10/11/11  10:02 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Barbie Wallace  10/11/11  10:02 pm
Adoption Mike Ludwick  10/11/11  10:01 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Paula Husselmann  10/11/11  10:00 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Penny Lunsford  10/11/11  9:57 pm
preserve religious freedom! Rachael Grant  10/11/11  9:56 pm
Preserve religious freedom Kelly Pizzino  10/11/11  9:56 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jacquelin Branche  10/11/11  9:52 pm
Preserve religious freedom Birthmom  10/11/11  9:50 pm
Preserve religious freedom Patricia Coleman  10/11/11  9:48 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Darlene  10/11/11  9:48 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom in the Commonwealth Mary E. Blodgett  10/11/11  9:45 pm
preserve religious freedom Kris Richard  10/11/11  9:44 pm
No Discrimination in Adoption Regulations Roland Winston  10/11/11  9:43 pm
This is not a Religious nor LGBT issue Danielle Smith, Registered Voter and Taxpayer  10/11/11  9:34 pm
Preserve Faith based Adoptions Henry M. Wentz  10/11/11  9:32 pm
Preserve religious freedom N. Blodgett  10/11/11  9:31 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jo Anne & Eugene Lewandowski  10/11/11  9:28 pm
Adoption Regulations joyce s.scher, Mothers and Others  10/11/11  9:27 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Maria Scott  10/11/11  9:24 pm
Freedom of Religion Margaret J Davies  10/11/11  9:20 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Frank Russo  10/11/11  9:19 pm
preserve religious freedom Timothy Witt  10/11/11  9:17 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom... Peter Frank, Virginian.  10/11/11  9:17 pm
No Discrimination in Adoption Regulations G Crawford  10/11/11  9:10 pm
Preserve religious freedom Carrie Barnhouse  10/11/11  9:10 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Georgia Edwards  10/11/11  9:06 pm
perserve religious freedom sueln napier  10/11/11  9:05 pm
End Adoption Discrimination M.S.  10/11/11  9:05 pm
i support antidiscrimiation regulations for adoptions. Cynthia Ramirez  10/11/11  9:03 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Barbara Hoffman  10/11/11  9:02 pm
gmarieedwards@verizon.net Georgia Edwards  10/11/11  8:59 pm
Preserve religious freedom Kim McCluskey  10/11/11  8:57 pm
Child Placement Michelle Doran  10/11/11  8:57 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Brandy Pope  10/11/11  8:56 pm
Proposed rules that will govern Virginia-licensed adoption and foster care agencies. Walt Surratt, self  10/11/11  8:55 pm
Preserve Religous Freedom Steve & Joan maddox  10/11/11  8:55 pm
Family! Don't discriminate! Irene Cahill  10/11/11  8:54 pm
decrimination againist gays adpoting tangie easterling  10/11/11  8:54 pm
Preserve Reilgious Freedom Bonnie C. Tingle  10/11/11  8:54 pm
The time for change is now Jennifer Michie, Virginia Resident  10/11/11  8:52 pm
Don't pass the proposed regulation! Marcia Kush  10/11/11  8:51 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Krista Hodgkin  10/11/11  8:49 pm
"Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies" WHY!! Allen Kush "Christian"  10/11/11  8:48 pm
No discrimination--for the sake of the kids C.E. Johnson  10/11/11  8:48 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom sla  10/11/11  8:48 pm
Adoption Rules Kaya Washington  10/11/11  8:46 pm
Comment on Child Placement Bethany Clayton  10/11/11  8:45 pm
Not a matter of religious rights. Rev. Alexa Slonin  10/11/11  8:43 pm
We must preserve religious freedom! Ron Jones  10/11/11  8:41 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Dayle Reschick  10/11/11  8:40 pm
Equal rights Christy Troiano  10/11/11  8:40 pm
Preserve religious freedom Hilary Thomas  10/11/11  8:38 pm
Use common sense, not discrimination Angela Meyers, Federal Government  10/11/11  8:37 pm
Support Non-discrimination in Adoption H. Lucas Ginn  10/11/11  8:35 pm
Discrimination should not be a barrier to kids finding loving homes. Vickie Casey, School Counselor  10/11/11  8:35 pm
Preserve religious freedom Douglas & Lori Clark  10/11/11  8:33 pm
Preserve Our Religious Freedom Marilyn B.  10/11/11  8:29 pm
Preserve religious freedom Marilyn Gadomski, Liberty University  10/11/11  8:25 pm
Religious freedom and what's best for kids... Lance Warren  10/11/11  8:23 pm
prohibit discrimination in placement for adoption Susan Thomas  10/11/11  8:22 pm
Children need a Family Susan Anderson  10/11/11  8:22 pm
Rights of Faith Based Child Service Organizations John  10/11/11  8:22 pm
Preserve Religious Rights Tom Woolfolk  10/11/11  8:22 pm
State-Licensed Adoption and Foster Care: No Place for Discrimination James Parrish, Equality Virginia  10/11/11  8:21 pm
Preserve Religous Freedom! Teresa Young  10/11/11  8:16 pm
Equality for GBLT in Adoptions Flo Reeder  10/11/11  8:15 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Wayne Cushing  10/11/11  8:14 pm
Happy Children Ron Hansen  10/11/11  8:11 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jeff and Pam Campbell  10/11/11  8:09 pm
Preserving faith based adoption agencies Amy Sims  10/11/11  8:03 pm
Government needs to stay out of Faith based adoption process/separation of state and church applies Ann Marie Foltz  10/11/11  8:02 pm
Evangelical Lutheran supports ban on discrimination Scott Binde, Evangelical Lutheran  10/11/11  8:01 pm
I Support Non-Discriminatory Child Placement Noel Greer  10/11/11  7:57 pm
support anti-discrimination regulations that include sexual orientation Michelle R. Kirby, Virginia Resident  10/11/11  7:55 pm
Protect Civil Liberties Rita M. Dunaway, The Rutherford Institute  10/11/11  7:55 pm
All Virginia's Children Deserve Loving Homes Eva N. Juncker, Virginia Attorney, obo National Center for Lesbian Rights  10/11/11  7:53 pm
janejabbour@gmail.com Jane Jabbour  10/11/11  7:52 pm
Preserve religious freedom Ben Stinson, St Mary of the Annunciation Church, Ladysmith, VA  10/11/11  7:50 pm
Preserve religious freedom C Schlesinger  10/11/11  7:49 pm
PRESERVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! Rick  10/11/11  7:49 pm
Preserve Religous Freedom Tammy Hicks  10/11/11  7:48 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Peter Church  10/11/11  7:43 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Peter Church  10/11/11  7:43 pm
preserve religious freedom Doug and Julie Haley  10/11/11  7:34 pm
Children need loving homes, period! Rayven, Bright Parenting Magazine  10/11/11  7:33 pm
Religious Freedom steve  10/11/11  7:26 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Charity Geddes  10/11/11  7:24 pm
Child placement Sarah Lanzman  10/11/11  7:21 pm
GLBT Adoption Rights Joy Shaughnessy  10/11/11  7:19 pm
Adoption Stephen Casto  10/11/11  7:16 pm
Equality for ALL Virginians Anna Hennessy  10/11/11  7:16 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Laura Doss  10/11/11  7:16 pm
Preserve religious freedom Michael T. Murray  10/11/11  7:13 pm
Comment on Adoption Rules M Jones  10/11/11  7:13 pm
Preserve Religious Freedoms Carey Forbus, Lighthouse Baptist Church  10/11/11  7:10 pm
I Support Anti-Discrimination Protections In Adoption Regulations Stephen Roberts  10/11/11  7:06 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Margarita Guerrero  10/11/11  7:05 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Devin Francis, Student  10/11/11  7:02 pm
Support of anti-discrimination regulations for the adoption process. Chip Atkins  10/11/11  7:00 pm
Please don't implement prejudice Richard Rutherford  10/11/11  6:58 pm
Preserve religious freedom David Berry  10/11/11  6:51 pm
Please Preserve Religious Freedom L. Doseff  10/11/11  6:48 pm
LGBT Support M. Davidson  10/11/11  6:46 pm
Don't deny a child a loving home because of sexual orientation Todd Usher  10/11/11  6:26 pm
Equality for Child Placement Sheila E Trimble  10/11/11  6:23 pm
No Arbitrary Discrimination Based on Prejudice Miriam Regelson  10/11/11  6:22 pm
lgbt adoption kh  10/11/11  6:21 pm
Speaking out against discrimination Alison, artist/teacher/coach/advocate for children  10/11/11  6:17 pm
A FAMILY for ALL Children Deb Whitewood  10/11/11  6:17 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jay Liverman  10/11/11  6:16 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Brian Wentz  10/11/11  6:15 pm
Adoption Equality Tamara Dunlap-Elkins  10/11/11  6:14 pm
Preserve religious freedom Catherine Hassinger  10/11/11  6:11 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Lisa Hale  10/11/11  6:10 pm
God created family...NOT MAN!!! Preserve Religious Freedom  10/11/11  6:10 pm
No Discrimination! Mary Kay Popec-Snow, Foster and Adoptive Parent, City of Alexandria  10/11/11  6:09 pm
Conscience is key Thomas Cole  10/11/11  6:09 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jane Elaine  10/11/11  6:07 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jane Elaine  10/11/11  6:07 pm
Gay Adoption Roxanne Edwards, Architect  10/11/11  6:04 pm
Family is love. E.W. Kreamer  10/11/11  6:03 pm
Love Makes a Family, Not Politics Sue  10/11/11  6:01 pm
Preserve religious freedom Denver Peschken  10/11/11  6:00 pm
Anti-discrimination! Sandra Ogletree  10/11/11  5:59 pm
Loving Homes for Children William Conkle  10/11/11  5:58 pm
Equal rights for all Virginians Susannah Harvey  10/11/11  5:56 pm
VA Hum Rts Act Makes It Agst the Pub Policy of the Cwlth to Allow Religious Discr in Adoption Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, CG2 Legal Strategies  10/11/11  5:56 pm
In support of equal protection for adoptive parents Steven Wright  10/11/11  5:55 pm
Child Placement Marianne Vakiener  10/11/11  5:54 pm
Child Placement Regulations Cynthia Funk  10/11/11  5:53 pm
Please Be Fair Eric DiDomenico  10/11/11  5:53 pm
I support traditional family adoption S. Bragg  10/11/11  5:47 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom and Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Mary Cheston  10/11/11  5:44 pm
non-discrimination P Fowler  10/11/11  5:43 pm
Preserve religious freedom Heather Kirk  10/11/11  5:42 pm
Support anti-discrimination in adoption regs Stephanie Rodriguez, Alliance for Progressive Values  10/11/11  5:42 pm
Preserve religious freedom Joe Don and Pam Dickenson  10/11/11  5:37 pm
Preserve Religous Freedom Angie Witt  10/11/11  5:36 pm
Preserve religious freedom Erin Vinersar  10/11/11  5:35 pm
Preserve religious freedom Carol Godwin  10/11/11  5:30 pm
It's the child that matters Lisa Cumbey  10/11/11  5:30 pm
preserve religious freedom carol godwin  10/11/11  5:30 pm
Child Placement John Barnes  10/11/11  5:28 pm
Preserve Religious Freedon Barbara DeWolf  10/11/11  5:26 pm
Disappointed Claire Tuite, APV member and local business owner  10/11/11  5:24 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom! Agatha Dowd  10/11/11  5:21 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Nessa Parks  10/11/11  5:20 pm
Your Job is to Protect Our Children Pat Kelly  10/11/11  5:17 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Karen Scanlon, Private Citizen  10/11/11  5:14 pm
protect religious freedom ruth kulick  10/11/11  5:12 pm
To the State Board of Social Services Natalie Norman  10/11/11  5:11 pm
Decency in Placing Children in Loving Homes Mark Blacknell  10/11/11  5:11 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Patrick J. Kelly  10/11/11  5:09 pm
Adoption Rules Reform Linda Knight  10/11/11  5:09 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Caroline Goode  10/11/11  5:07 pm
Preserve religious freedom Joshua Murray  10/11/11  5:06 pm
LGBT Parenst should be allowed to adopt. Charles Dyson  10/11/11  5:06 pm
Virginians in favor of equality Mary-Katherine Funk  10/11/11  5:05 pm
Please allow me the chance to prove you wrong... Alex Ledgerwood  10/11/11  5:04 pm
lgbt rights timothy conard, private citizen of the united states of america  10/11/11  5:00 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Rachel  10/11/11  4:58 pm
Please support the proposed anti-discrimination regulations! Michelle Carmon, Private Citizen  10/11/11  4:58 pm
Comments on Child Placement Regulations Robert G. Atkins  10/11/11  4:57 pm
NO DISCRIMINATION! MBD, GSAatJSRCC  10/11/11  4:57 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Deanne Hamlette, FLS  10/11/11  4:54 pm
Please restore the non-discrimination clause Michele Ren  10/11/11  4:53 pm
Support rules that prohibit discrimination of LGBT people Francis F.  10/11/11  4:52 pm
Preserve religious freedom Thomas McGrath  10/11/11  4:52 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom! Agatha Dowd  10/11/11  4:51 pm
LOVE IS LOVE! Elizebeth C  10/11/11  4:51 pm
Preserve religious freedom Pat Mudd, Social Worker  10/11/11  4:50 pm
Comment on Child Placement Carrie Darling  10/11/11  4:49 pm
no discrimination in adoptions Susan Domke  10/11/11  4:49 pm
I support nondiscrimination protections for prospective parents. Michelle Rodgers  10/11/11  4:48 pm
Keep all of the Non-Discrimination provisions please! Colleen M. Quinn, The Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center at LPD&Q  10/11/11  4:44 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Ivan David Doseff  10/11/11  4:44 pm
Put the children first Kimberly Miller  10/11/11  4:39 pm
Gay adoption and fostering rule making process Donald E. Shuemaker Jr  10/11/11  4:37 pm
Comment From the Adoption Institute Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute  10/11/11  4:34 pm
Adoption Equality Susan Rigby  10/11/11  4:31 pm
RE: Foster care and adoption Rachel Fletcher  10/11/11  4:27 pm
Gay and lesbieans rights Malissa  10/11/11  4:25 pm
Attention policy makers... Rachel Kopelovich Douglas, Virginia Commonwealth University  10/11/11  4:19 pm
Non Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Religious Affiliation Roger Ritenour  10/11/11  4:19 pm
New regulations prohibiting discrimination in adoption policies April Holmes  10/11/11  4:19 pm
Just like you... Annette Sherman  10/11/11  4:19 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Karen Klugh  10/11/11  4:17 pm
Speak out against the cycle of discrimination! Samantha Thurman  10/11/11  4:17 pm
Child Placement Jennifer Surratt  10/11/11  4:15 pm
It's all about the kids, right? At least it SHOULD be. KMO  10/11/11  4:13 pm
Support for proposed adoption regulations Leah Fremouw  10/11/11  4:13 pm
Adoption Equality J. Harold A. Boyd  10/11/11  4:10 pm
Preserve religious freedom Matthew Langevin  10/11/11  4:07 pm
Doesn't Make Sense Lesbian Adoptive Mother of 2  10/11/11  4:05 pm
preserve religious freedom veronica mcdonnell  10/11/11  4:03 pm
Adoption Changes Christy Dalton  10/11/11  4:01 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Jan Abel  10/11/11  4:00 pm
Adoption Charles Sweet  10/11/11  3:59 pm
Please Allow All Couples to Adopt Chris Lisieski  10/11/11  3:59 pm
preserve religious freedom Stacey - WCC - Blacksburg, VA  10/11/11  3:58 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom & Faith-Based Services Richard T. Kaplar, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington  10/11/11  3:57 pm
Preserve religious freedom Elizabeth Molochko  10/11/11  3:57 pm
Revise this regulation immediately. Alan Crouch  10/11/11  3:55 pm
Virginia's discriminatory adoption policies Jennifer S.  10/11/11  3:55 pm
Adoption decisions should not be based on factors other than the best interests of the child Laura Goren  10/11/11  3:50 pm
Adoption Regulation Jennifer Skidmore  10/11/11  3:46 pm
Adoption/Foster Care rules Sherman Bamford  10/11/11  3:44 pm
Comment on Child Placement O.D. Systems  10/11/11  3:43 pm
I support adoption equality Annie Parker  10/11/11  3:40 pm
State Board of Social Services Foster/Adoption Rules Melissa Capers  10/11/11  3:37 pm
Virginia, Do It For The Children!! Tanya Washington, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State College of Law  10/11/11  3:35 pm
State Board of Social Services D.E. Coghill  10/11/11  3:34 pm
Please Preserve Religious Freedom Erik Lenz  10/11/11  3:29 pm
End Discriminatory Policies in Adoption and Foster Care M. Andino  10/11/11  3:26 pm
Adoption and Foster Care Requires Good Parents and Care Givers Amy Stern  10/11/11  3:25 pm
End Discrimination in VA Ashley D  10/11/11  3:25 pm
Adoption Equality Eileen Hanning  10/11/11  3:24 pm
Adoption Discrimination Cynthia Williams  10/11/11  3:23 pm
Allow adoption by homosexual parents - do not discriminate Sarah Bayldon  10/11/11  3:21 pm
Use common sense and the Constitution, not Charles Dickens, in adoption and fosterage cases Fred Krohn, Vanishing Tower  10/11/11  3:21 pm
Make child placement non-discriminatory Arthur Knight  10/11/11  3:18 pm
Children should be placed with loving parents Laura Schewel  10/11/11  3:14 pm
Children need a loving home! Don't discriminate! Vilkas  10/11/11  3:11 pm
Child Placement- Against Discrimination Becky Billingsley  10/11/11  3:09 pm
No discrimination in Virginia adoption rules Elizabeth Kaplan, Virginia Resident  10/11/11  3:06 pm
Proposed Regulations Robert J. Smith  10/11/11  3:01 pm
The Child's Interest Trumps Bigotry Charles Ford, Chair, History, Norfolk State University  10/11/11  3:01 pm
GLBT Adopting Children Randy Sutphin  10/11/11  3:00 pm
Anti Discrimination Policies Alexandra Winters  10/11/11  2:57 pm
Comment on Child Placement Richard Schultz  10/11/11  2:48 pm
Respect the right of ALL to parent Terry Larkin  10/11/11  2:47 pm
End adoption restrictions Joseph Richards, Virginia resident  10/11/11  2:45 pm
Do not allow discrimination Dan Gordon  10/11/11  2:42 pm
Virginia's adoption agencies should not discriminate against Virginians. Allison Rollison  10/11/11  2:39 pm
Child Placing Agencies Edward Pezzullo HDMA  10/11/11  2:37 pm
Adoption rules Marc DeFrancis  10/11/11  2:35 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Mary Hazzard  10/11/11  2:34 pm
End Discrimination Deva Kyle  10/11/11  2:30 pm
Preserve religious freedom Trisha Raines  10/11/11  2:27 pm
Gay adoption Dawn Gaimaro  10/11/11  2:26 pm
Child Placement Peter Sokol  10/11/11  2:25 pm
Homos are people, too! Alex E Barringer  10/11/11  2:22 pm
Adoption regulations Tarina Keene  10/11/11  2:17 pm
EQUALITY FOR ALL VIRGINIA RESIDENTS Joshua T Morris  10/11/11  2:17 pm
Anti Discrimination Protections Tara Gibson  10/11/11  2:17 pm
Support faith based agencies Diana A Dougherty  10/11/11  2:14 pm
Please preserve religious freedom. Larua Logan  10/11/11  2:11 pm
Equality for Virginia Families Nicole Welds  10/11/11  2:11 pm
Discrimmination against faith-based agencies Cynthia L. Ticknor  10/11/11  2:09 pm
Don't Adopt Children to Homosexuals Judy Pollock  10/11/11  2:09 pm
Preserve religious freedom Tim Heffron  10/11/11  2:08 pm
Support Anti Discrimination Language in Adoption Rules Robert L. Reis II  10/11/11  2:07 pm
Adoption of foster children Lisa  10/11/11  2:04 pm
Equal rights for adoption Marshall O'Leary  10/11/11  2:03 pm
Social Services considering rules that would prohibit discrimation Jason Willis  10/11/11  2:01 pm
traditional homes Cathy Wiggins  10/11/11  2:00 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Mary Therrell  10/11/11  1:59 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Dr. G Lee Wiggins, Pastor of Living Hope Bible Church, Rural Retreat, VA  10/11/11  1:54 pm
Preserve religious freedom Loura Turner  10/11/11  1:50 pm
Adoption for All Virginians Susan Kidd  10/11/11  1:50 pm
I oppose removal of language prohibiting discrimination in adoption through private agencies Lora Toothman  10/11/11  1:50 pm
preserve faith based agencies Kathleen Feick  10/11/11  1:49 pm
PRESERVE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY! Elizabeth Kernan, Private Citizen  10/11/11  1:47 pm
preserve religious freedom Angela Fortunato  10/11/11  1:47 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Katherine- Catholic Diocese of Arlington  10/11/11  1:43 pm
Please maintain traditional family placements and do not discriminate against faith-based agencies D. Anderson (individual)  10/11/11  1:43 pm
Reject regulation Candace Banks  10/11/11  1:43 pm
Prevent discrimination against children. Put the KIDS FIRST! Mark Hiner  10/11/11  1:43 pm
Religious Freedom, or violate the law! John R. Wilkes, Knights of Columbus  10/11/11  1:39 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Virginia H. Curd  10/11/11  1:38 pm
Support Anit-Discrimination Protections for Adoption Nicole Anderson Ellis  10/11/11  1:35 pm
Please do not discriminate. Patty DeBusk  10/11/11  1:32 pm
Preserve religious freedom Katherine M. Rings  10/11/11  1:30 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom S. P. Libera  10/11/11  1:28 pm
Support children - Do not discriminate Roseana Bess  10/11/11  1:26 pm
Religious freedom is not the same as protecting children! Lainey Raynes, a citizen of VA  10/11/11  1:26 pm
preserve religious freedom Catherine Loughlin  10/11/11  1:24 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom JKB, Citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia  10/11/11  1:24 pm
Ban Discrimination Against Loving Families Emily J. Martin, V.P. and Gen. Counsel, National Women's Law Center  10/11/11  1:21 pm
Preserve religious freedom Victor Soehngen  10/11/11  1:20 pm
Adoption Adena Dannouf  10/11/11  1:17 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom William Woodruff  10/11/11  1:17 pm
adoption regulations Donald McEachin  10/11/11  1:17 pm
Divided nation Elizabeth Wood  10/11/11  1:13 pm
Protect children in our state Vicki Yeroian, Young Democrats at VCU  10/11/11  1:12 pm
Faith Based adoption orgs have a mandate from the birth parents! Robert and Elisabeth L. Hall  10/11/11  1:12 pm
Adoption descrimination in Virginia Kris Morley-Nikfar  10/11/11  1:06 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Patrick Sullivan  10/11/11  1:05 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom David Alexander  10/11/11  1:03 pm
Adoption Tony London  10/11/11  12:58 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Deborah Spagnoli, St. Mary's Catholic Church  10/11/11  12:58 pm
Preserve religious freedom Ken Cornelius  10/11/11  12:57 pm
Excerpt from VCC on Faith-Based Adoption & Government Intrusion Barbara Lizana  10/11/11  12:52 pm
Love does not discriminate Windy Glahn  10/11/11  12:52 pm
No Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoptions Leslie Little  10/11/11  12:51 pm
Equality in Adoptive Rights Benno Stamurs  10/11/11  12:38 pm
Adoption Garland Tillery  10/11/11  12:37 pm
Preserve Religious Freedom Mrs. M. Munson  10/11/11  12:37 pm
Preserve religious freedom Battinto L. Batts, Sr.  10/11/11  12:33 pm
Adoption Rules Victoria Luke  10/11/11  12:33 pm
Adoption Rules Cait  10/11/11  12:32 pm
In Support of Adoption Equality Johannes M. Clouser, Concerned Citizen  10/11/11  12:30 pm
Adoption Jim Vass  10/11/11  12:26 pm
I support adoption by homosexual parents Rachel  10/11/11  12:25 pm
"Preserve religious freedom" Meredith Ford  10/11/11  12:24 pm
That government is best which governs least - Support Virginia's Children and STOP Discrimination Mark Deutsch  10/11/11  12:19 pm
Preserve religious freedom Robert Quirin  10/11/11  12:19 pm
Yes to equality in the adoption process Bob kenney, Resident of Virginia  10/11/11  12:17 pm
I support the right of all suitable families to adopt, gay or straight. Northern Virginia Mother  10/11/11  12:14 pm
adoption to gay parents heather johnson  10/11/11  12:14 pm
I do not support the proposed discriminatory policies of VA adoption law. adrianne hairston  10/11/11  12:13 pm
Regarding the proposed change to adoption rules by the State Board of Social Services Forrest Meghan George, private citizen  10/11/11  12:11 pm
Support Adoption Equality Shirley Brothwell  10/11/11  12:09 pm
adoption equality Casey Dokoupil  10/11/11  12:07 pm
adoption policy David Ensign, Clarendon Presbyterian Church  10/11/11  12:05 pm
preserve religious freedom Tricia M.Harmon - PRAYUSA  10/11/11  11:54 am
22 VAC 40-131-170(B) expands choice and options for vulnerable children Cheryl Buford  10/11/11  11:52 am
Comments against discrimination in child fostering/adoption process Karla L. Miller  10/11/11  11:48 am
Adoption Equality Sharon Stein  10/11/11  11:46 am
"preserve Religious Fredom"l Holy Family Catholic Church with 12;000:00 church members  10/11/11  11:45 am
"preserve Religious Fredom"l Holy Family Catholic Church with 12;000:00 church members  10/11/11  11:45 am
preserve religious freedom Tim Bruckner  10/11/11  11:44 am
Preserve religious freedom Susan Rando  10/11/11  11:44 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Eva Palmer  10/11/11  11:42 am
Discrimination by Adoption Agencies is unacceptable Nine Members and Friends, Rock Spring Church  10/11/11  11:42 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Alison Ballou  10/11/11  11:41 am
comments on adoption regulations David M. Bernard, Democratic Candidate for State Senate, District 10  10/11/11  11:39 am
Toleration of religious beliefs Steve Myers  10/11/11  11:39 am
Adoption Rules Christopher Campbell  10/11/11  11:33 am
Social Services: Non-Discrimination Adoption Policy William Lechert, Booz Allen Hamilton  10/11/11  11:32 am
Proposed Adoption Rules Peter Rousselot  10/11/11  11:32 am
Please allow all children access to loving homes! Julia Weed  10/11/11  11:32 am
I support religious freedom Ania Clanton  10/11/11  11:31 am
supporting adoption mike w  10/11/11  11:26 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Lucille B. Ruth  10/11/11  11:23 am
Preserve Religious Freedom John K. McCulla  10/11/11  11:20 am
Adoption Equality Elise Horning  10/11/11  11:17 am
Adoption/Foster parenting by LGBT persons B.H.  10/11/11  11:16 am
Protect Religious Liberty and Natural Rights James Bell, American Principles Project  10/11/11  11:16 am
Children deserve loving, committed homes, not discrimination. Fawn Pfohl  10/11/11  11:12 am
Support for faith based adoption agencies Clendon Henderson  10/11/11  11:10 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Ken and Margaret Whitehead  10/11/11  11:10 am
stop decrimination Linda Major, RN  10/11/11  11:08 am
Children are first , not political agenda Paula Burrows  10/11/11  11:05 am
child placement Madelyn Campbell  10/11/11  11:02 am
Adoption for all Lee G. Hanchey  10/11/11  11:00 am
Equality in the Adoption Process Joel McDonald  10/11/11  11:00 am
for the best interest of children Katie Toth  10/11/11  10:58 am
It isn't who we fall in love with that defines us as human beings Heather L. Anderson  10/11/11  10:56 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Elvira V Banks  10/11/11  10:53 am
No discrimination in Virginia's adoption and foster system Michael Sutphin  10/11/11  10:52 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Barbara Walbrecht  10/11/11  10:50 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Michael von Spakovsky  10/11/11  10:47 am
Preserve religious freedom Kathy Brown  10/11/11  10:47 am
Social Services Board Adoption Rules Tigran Muradyan  10/11/11  10:45 am
Religious Freedom Pamela Anstead  10/11/11  10:45 am
The Board can and should enact nondiscrimination provisions Rebecca Glenberg, ACLU of Virginia  10/11/11  10:43 am
Homosexual Marriage and Adoption Kim Hypes  10/11/11  10:42 am
Adoption Issues Fred Batschelet  10/11/11  10:42 am
Adoption and Foster Care Placement Catherine Calletto  10/11/11  10:39 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Marie M. Ward  10/11/11  10:37 am
LGBTQ Adoption Suzanne Hogg  10/11/11  10:36 am
Preserve religious freedom placement Carol Michael  10/11/11  10:34 am
A Father and a Mother Tim  10/11/11  10:33 am
Support for the April 20 Decision Jo Anne Scott Webb Va resident, adoptive parent  10/11/11  10:31 am
Preserve religious freedom Mrs. Susan M. Majewski  10/11/11  10:30 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Jennifer Meade  10/11/11  10:29 am
Preserve Religious Freedom James Albright  10/11/11  10:28 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Linda Riva  10/11/11  10:26 am
Freedom for people of Faith Susan McCready  10/11/11  10:23 am
Preserve Freedom!! Concerned Catholic  10/11/11  10:22 am
Protect those who can't protect themselves Jan  10/11/11  10:17 am
Preserve religious freedom Jennifer Denion  10/11/11  10:16 am
Adoption and foster parent policy. Jim Shaw  10/11/11  10:14 am
Please Preserve Religious Freedom and respect Faith Based agencies Kathy Mallard, Candidate, 48th District, VA House of Delegates  10/11/11  10:13 am
Preserve and Protect Religious Freedom Sue Campbell Freivald MSN  10/11/11  10:08 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Kay Bacharach  10/11/11  10:07 am
Support religious freedom and keep private agencies operating Peggy Monihan  10/11/11  10:06 am
Support religious freedom and keep private agencies operating Peggy Monihan  10/11/11  10:06 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Christopher Karanski  10/11/11  10:04 am
Every Child Deserves a Loving Home Kerry M.  10/11/11  10:00 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Jean Marie Gaspar  10/11/11  9:58 am
preserve religious freedom Anne Knasel  10/11/11  9:56 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Paul S. Gibson  10/11/11  9:53 am
Preserve religious freedom and protect children Lana Schexnayder  10/11/11  9:50 am
State should not allow its licensed adoption agencies to discriminate. Charles Stephen Padgett, private individual, voter in Virginia  10/11/11  9:50 am
Preserve religious freedom Patrick Smith  10/11/11  9:49 am
Preserve religious freedom Jim Calvin  10/11/11  9:48 am
Preserve religious freedom Jim Calvin  10/11/11  9:47 am
Preserve religious freedom Lisa McNerney  10/11/11  9:47 am
Preserve religious freedom Lisa McNerney  10/11/11  9:47 am
Preserve religious freedom Richard S Baker, Virginia citizen  10/11/11  9:45 am
Please preserve religious freedom Linda Komp  10/11/11  9:41 am
Preserve religious freedom Tim Magin  10/11/11  9:41 am
tedunc@gmail.com Timothy Duncan  10/11/11  9:39 am
Preserve religious freedom Michael K. Bartnick, U.S. Citizen, Virginia Resident  10/11/11  9:39 am
Preserve Religious Freedom! Rachel Pocta  10/11/11  9:39 am
Discrimination against faith-based placement agencies Marilyn Greene  10/11/11  9:38 am
Support of the Antidiscrimination View and Proposal Clement Danish Jr  10/11/11  9:37 am
Stop Discrimination and Start Protecting our Children Mark Falls  10/11/11  9:36 am
preserve religious freedom Karen Lahr  10/11/11  9:34 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Phyllis Patrick  10/11/11  9:33 am
Support Virginia's Children and STOP Discrimination John Dougherty, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls  10/11/11  9:32 am
Regulatory action on adoptions Pam Kovach  10/11/11  9:31 am
Preserve religious freedom Diane Hamilton  10/11/11  9:30 am
Adoption of children to Homosexuals? David Abbott  10/11/11  9:29 am
Preserve Religious Rights Anne Lawson  10/11/11  9:28 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Rosalyn B. Johnson  10/11/11  9:27 am
preserve religious freedom Marty Moran  10/11/11  9:26 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Reverend Kevin Larsen  10/11/11  9:24 am
Insure Religious Freedom Jo Ann McCracken  10/11/11  9:23 am
adoption regs Deirdre Cochran  10/11/11  9:18 am
Preserver religious freedom Sofia Olkiewicz  10/11/11  9:14 am
Gay adoption Terri Bard  10/11/11  9:11 am
Preserve religious freedom Lisa Marcantonio, citizen  10/11/11  9:11 am
Every Child Deserves a Family Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director, Family Equality Council  10/11/11  9:10 am
Preserve religious freedom P. Kershaw  10/11/11  9:06 am
Preserve Religous Freedom Sean Garvey  10/11/11  9:06 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Ellen Judy  10/11/11  9:03 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Jack Dunn, citizen in Lynchburg, VA  10/11/11  8:55 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Laurie D'Antonio  10/11/11  8:52 am
Preserve religious freedom! Adoption based on ones beliefs is a basic right. Kathy Roper  10/11/11  8:51 am
Proof that we are just like everyone else Cara stutzman  10/11/11  8:51 am
Comment on Adoption Rules PJ Sykes  10/11/11  8:51 am
Preserve religious freedom! Adoption based on ones beliefs is a basic right. Kathy Roper  10/11/11  8:51 am
Preserve Religious Freedom Rhonda Russell  10/11/11  8:49 am
State Board of Social Services, Proposed regulations Richard B. Zorn, Attorney  10/11/11  8:45 am
Adoption standards 22 VAC 40-131 Bernard Hyde  10/11/11  8:43 am
Any qualified adult should be able to adopt! Nikki Eubanks  10/11/11  8:42 am
Uphold Religious Freedom Cory Lyman  10/11/11  8:38 am
Adoption Rules Ciara Martin  10/11/11  8:33 am
Preserve Religious Freedom A M Floyd  10/11/11  8:22 am
anti-discrimination monnie steele  10/11/11  8:21 am
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