Parental rights; procedure for restoration, child and parent to consent to restoration of rights. (HB450)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restoration of parental rights.  Creates a procedure for restoring the parental rights to a child's parent whose rights as to that child had previously been terminated, provided certain conditions exist. The petition to restore a parent's rights may be filed by the local board of social services or the child's guardian ad litem. In order to order the restoration of rights, the court must find that such an order is in the child's best interest and that the child has not achieved or sustained his permanency goal and is not likely to do so in the next six months. Both the child and the parent whose rights are to be restored must consent to the restoration. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103698D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/18/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB450)
01/30/2012Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice
11/29/2012Left in Courts of Justice