Adoption; death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order. (HB2329)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order of adoption. Provides that in cases in which married persons, or persons who were previously married who are permitted to adopt a child, have jointly petitioned to adopt a child and one of the petitioners dies before entry of a final order of adoption, the adoption may proceed in the name of both petitioners and, upon entry of a final order, the child shall be, to all intents and purposes, the child of both petitioners. The bill also provides that in cases in which a child is placed with prospective adoptive parents who are married persons and one spouse dies prior to filing of a petition for adoption of the child, the surviving spouse may file a petition to adopt the child and have the deceased spouse named as the parent of the child and the court may grant such petition upon submission of evidence that the deceased prospective adoptive parent intended to adopt the child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103856D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2013Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/24/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2329)
02/05/2013Left in Courts of Justice