Adoption; absence of parental consent. (HB1519)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption of a child; absence of parental consent.  Clarifies the standard a court must apply in when determining whether to allow adoption of a child in the absence of parental consent, stating that the court must determine that failure to grant the petition for adoption would be detrimental to the child, and that granting the petition for adoption would be in the best interests of the child. The bill also clarifies that, in cases in which parental consent to adoption is waived due to failure of the parent to contact the child for six months prior to the filing of the petition for adoption, the six-month period must be immediately preceding the filing of the petition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100035D
12/17/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2011Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB764.