Right now over one thousand children in Virginia are waiting for a loving forever home, and yet Governor Bob McDonnell has publicly said he opposes proposed regulations in front of the State Board of Social Services that would prevent child welfare agencies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, or religion in the adoption process. If enacted, these regulations would open hundreds, if not thousands of loving permanent homes for Virginia’s children.
The nation’s leading child welfare organizations support adoption by gay and lesbian parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children, supports legislation that allows both partners in a same-sex couple to jointly adopt children. The American Psychological Association supports initiatives which allow same-sex couples to adopt and co-parent children and supports all the associated legal rights, benefits, and responsibilities which arise from such initiatives.
Director, Family Project