Adoption; former adoptive parent who stood in loco parentis may petition to adopt child. (SB171)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption by former stepparents. Expands the exception to the divestiture of parental rights of a birth parent or parent by previous adoption applicable in cases of stepparent adoptions to cases where a former stepparent petitions to adopt a child. Read the Bill »


03/12/2008: Passed the General Assembly


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087775204
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB171)
02/01/2008Committee substitute printed 080282204-S1
02/01/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read second time
02/05/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080282204-S1
02/05/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB171S1
02/06/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB171S1)
02/21/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 089589204-H1
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 089589204-H1
03/05/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB171H1
03/05/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB171ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB171ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
04/11/2008Governor's recommendation received by Senate